Business Rule Solutions: Big-P Process is Dead—Long Live Configuration Agility!

Business Rule Solutions: Big-P Process is Dead—Long Live Configuration Agility!
Consumer demand for product/service customization along with an accelerating rate of change mean that business activity no longer occurs in an orderly fashion. Exceptions are now the rule. Thus, Ron Ross claims the procedural paradigm does not scale any longer. He proposes, instead, an approach more suitable for today`s business architecture, which he calls “configuration agility.” Ron clearly and concisely defines this approach in his Column. What do you think of his approach?

Ron Ross

Ron Ross

Ronald G. Ross is Co-Founder and Principal of Business Rule Solutions, LLC (www.BRSolutions.com). BRS provides workshops, consulting services, publications, and methodology supporting business analysis, business rules, business vocabulary, and rule management. His popular public seminars on business rules and business analysis, the first on business rules (starting in 1996) and the longest-running in the industry, are given through AttainingEdge (www.AttainingEdge.com). At BRS, Mr. Ross co-develops Proteus®, its landmark business analysis and business rules methodology, which features numerous innovative techniques including the popular RuleSpeak® (available free through www.BRCommunity.com). These are the latest offerings in a 30-year career that has consistently featured creative, business-driven solutions. Mr. Ross also serves as Executive Editor of http://www.BRCommunity.com and its flagship on-line publication, Business Rules Journal. He is a regular columnist for the Journal's Commentary section which also features John Zachman, Chris Date, Terry Halpin, and Roger Burlton. BRCommunity.com, hosted and sponsored by BRS, is a vertical community for professionals working with business rules and related areas. Mr. Ross was formerly Editor of the Data Base Newsletter from 1977 to 1998.
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