Business Rules Solutions: Blueprinting Business Knowledge: Concept Models

Ron Ross asks readers to “Think of the challenge of miscommunication as essentially needing to redesign concepts to get everyone on the same page – that is, to create shared understanding.” He proposes applying a concept model. Get a quick introduction to the industry-wide motivation for concept models in Ron’s column this month.

Business Rules Solutions: The Problems Addressed by Business Rules Foreword to Business Rules: Management and Execution

In this Column, Ron Ross discusses rule independence. Read what that means and why it should be important to you .in a digital world where the pace of change is always accelerating. How to stay on top of it is the central question. Read what Ron has to say in response to that question.

Business Rules Solutions: Introducing Business Knowledge Blueprints: Achieving Shared Understanding Using Concept Models

A business knowledge blueprint, whose core component is a concept model, permits you to deeply analyze your concepts, your vocabulary, and your business knowledge. In this month’s Column, Ron explains all the critical reasons you need that blueprint.

Business Rules Solutions: The Problems Addressed by Business Rules

In a day and age when machine learning (ML) and AI are all the rage, Ron asks why business rules still matter–a surprising question coming from Ron. Read Ron’s lucid account of why rules do, indeed, still matter and what you should know about them.

Business Rules Solutions: Flash Points

In a behavioral business rule, flash points are the events where the rule can be violated, and comprehensive support for flash points is essential for maintaining the integrity of business solutions. Ron Ross provides a comprehensive guide for identifying and dealing with your flash points.

Business Rules Solutions: The Great Rules Impedance Mismatch

In this Column, Ron discusses what he describes as “a great impedance mismatch” between SBVR/ behavioral business rules vs. DMN /decision rules. At the heart of the mismatch is the issue of state-based vs. modeler-invoked evaluation of rules. Read Ron’s insightful analysis of the “mismatch” and his call to move beyond limited-function decisioning systems to comprehensive rule-based business solutions.

Business Rule Solutions: Obligations Are Business Rules

In his Column this month, Ron Ross discusses the Business Agility Manifesto which unabashedly indicts the software industry for its long-standing failure to provide direct support for obligations, an obvious and fundamental aspect of real-life business activity. Ron agrees. Read why Ron believes that direct support for obligations is a fundamental capability your organization needs in the Knowledge Age.

Business Rules Solutions: Concept Models vs. Data Models

Ron Ross defines what a concept model is, and suggests that to appreciate the need for a concept model, you must appreciate that business communication is often replete with ambiguity.”If you’ve never been burned by miscommunication, then you’ll never really appreciate the need for a concept model.” But, as Ron says, of course we’ve all been victimized in that respect. Read his advice on how to avoid ambiguity that could lead to miscommunication.

Business Rules Solutions: Business Agility vs. Organizational Agility

Ron Ross argues that if you want to pursue true business agility your thinking must be grounded in management imperatives. Read his Column to learn what business agility means in the context of The Business Agility Manifesto.1

Business Rules Solutions: New Knowledge Paradigm, a Single Source of Business Truth

Ron Ross suggests that you start thinking about managing core business knowledge as an asset. He believes that the new knowledge paradigm offers boundless opportunities and says that “Digital won’t get you there alone – knowledge is the fodder.” Read Ron’s Column for his insights into the new knowledge paradigm.

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