Ronald Ross

Ronald G. Ross, Principal and Co-Founder of Business Rules Solutions, LLC, is internationally acknowledged as the “father of business rules.” Recognizing early on the importance of independently managed business rules for business operations and architecture, he has pioneered innovative techniques and standards since the mid-1980s. He wrote the industry’s first book on business rules in 1994. With BRS’s client roster of Fortune 500 companies and governments, Ron consults,speaks and teaches worldwide. He has served as the chair of the International Business Rules & Decisions Forum conference since 1997, now part of the Building Business Capability (BBC) conference. Ron is also the author of 10 professional books, as well as the executive editor of the Business Rules Journal. Through these publications, as well as on the online forum BRCommunity and his blog, Ron enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience in consulting and business rules. Outside of work, Ron enjoys walking his dogs, travelling with his three children, and tweeting. For fresh nuggets of information, follow him @Ronald_G_Ross!

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Business Rules – March 2014

Ron Ross tells us the hardest part of Why Engineering is getting at the buried assumptions and know-how in peopleÕs…

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Business Rules – December 2013

An operational business decision has structure that you canÕt capture using business process models, use cases, or similar techniques. If…

Business Rules – September 2013

Unlike decision rules, behavioral rules do not pertain directly to determining the best or most appropriate answer (outcome) among alternatives.…

Business Rules – June 2013

What are basic constructs in developing a concept model? This column from Ron Ross discusses four prefabricated elements of structure,…

Business Rules – March 2013

Ron Ross claims the procedural paradigm wonÕt scale any more. In this column, he goes beyond the hype still surrounding…

Business Rules – December 2012

The notion of Ôdata independenceÕ fundamentally re-architected the landscape of IT architectures some four decades ago as DBMS first emerged…