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Best Practices In Implementing Business Rules

Empower Your Business Users To Author And Maintain Business Rules

October 3, 2008

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Business rules platforms are a key enabler of today's architectural imperative to build for constant change. Why? In large part because business rules platforms give business analysts the authoring tools they need to maintain decision logic that is usually embedded deep in application code. But, just as giving Microsoft Word to a budding writer will not produce the next great American novel, business analysts need much more than just rules authoring tools to maintain software. They also need a foundational vocabulary and collaborative IT processes to support their work. To achieve success in implementing business rules that will empower your business users and in avoiding insidious pitfalls, follow these four best practices: 1) assemble a team that knows business rules implementation; 2) establish a methodology to find your rules; 3) design with business users in mind; and 4) include business users in your rules life-cycle process.

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Table of Contents

  • Developers Use Business Rules To
  • Best Demonstrated Practices In Implementing Business Rules For Business Users
  • Best Practice No. 1: Assemble A Team That Knows Business Rules
  • Best Practice No. 2: Establish A Methodology To Find Your Rules
  • Best Practice No. 3: Design With Business Users In Mind
  • Best Practice No. 4: Include Business Users In Your Rules Life-Cycle Process
  • Forrester's Business Rules Implementation Next Practices
  • Identifying Your Challenges
  • Case Studies
  • Supplemental Material
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