Rules Applied builds on familiar concepts such as structured systems
analysis, information engineering, and object orientation, enabling
developers to easily add a business rules approach to existing
practices. Broken down into four parts, this step-by-step tutorial
An introduction to emerging business rule technology, as
well as an overview of the methodology covered in the book.
sample project plan for the business rule system project manager.
of the mechanics of system requirements, with an emphasis on discovering
and managing rules.
steps for conducting rule analysis.
of both data and workflow analysis and how these activities are altered
when there is a business rules component.
for designing the implementation options for the rules, as well as
design of the workflow and database components.
companion Web site to Business Rules Applied includes white papers on
related topics, case study descriptions and vendor solutions, updates on
business rule concepts and tools, and links to other resources. An ideal
resource for IT managers and designers looking to automate system
responses to changes in business practice, it will also be of interest
to data administrators and programmers.