Proceedings of ISRE '97: 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering (1997)
Jan. 5, 1997 to Jan. 8, 1997
The business rules that underlie an enterprise emerge as a new category of system requirements that represent decisions about how to run the business, and which are characterized by their business-orientation and their propensity for change. In this paper, we introduce a decision making methodology which addresses several aspects of the business rules lifecycle: acquisition, deployment and evolution. We describe a meta-model for representing business rules in terms of an enterprise model, and also a decision support submodel for reasoning about and deriving the rules. A technique for automatically extracting business rules from the decision structure is described and illustrated using business rules examples inspired by the London Ambulance Service case study. A system based on the metamodel has been implemented, including the extraction algorithm.
M. Feblowitz, C. Wild and D. Rosca, "Decision Making Methodology in Support of the Business Rules Lifecycle," Proceedings of ISRE '97: 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering(RE), Annapolis, MD, 1997, pp. 236.