Business Rule Concepts: Getting to the Point of Knowledge By Ronald G. Ross

Rules: Shaping Behavior and Knowledge
Easy-to-understand explanation of business vocabulary, business rules and business processes and how they relate!

Find out how to:

  • Analyze and manage each of the two major kinds of business Analyze and define business concepts, model business vocabulary, and create a concept model.
  • Make business processes smart and agile. Down-to-earth, authoritative!
Introducing Concept Speak™ the breakthrough approach for developing concept models and developing business vocabularies.

Also featured:

  • Business rules in business architecture.
  • Re-engineering governance using General Rulebook Systems (GRBS).
  • Real-world use of SBVR Requirements, Smart Architecture, Compliance, Business Vocabulary.

This concise, easy-to-read handbook presents a groundbreaking, common-sense approach to solving today’s operational business problems. Find out why current IT methods have broken down and no longer scale. Here are proven answers: Get your company on the road to true business agility!

Ronald G. Ross

Ronald G. Ross

Who is Ron Ross

Ron is one of the world’s foremost authorities on both structured and unstructured data. He is Co-Founder and Principal of Business Rule Solutions, LLC (BRS). At BRS, he has helped create concept models at hundreds of companies and government bodies.

Ron is Chair of Building Business Capabilities (BBC), the official conference of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). He is best known for his industry-leading work on business rules, and before that, for his contributions in the field of data design and database. He was a founder and is a principal in standards work at OMG on SBVR (Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules), the ground-breaking standard behind concept models.

Ron has keynoted dozens of conferences and given seminars to many thousands of people worldwide. He is currently Executive Editor of and its flagship on-line publication, Business Rules Journal. Ron is recognized internationally as the ‘father of business rules.’

Ron is the author of ten professional books including the first on data dictionaries and data administration in 1981. Books on business rules include the classic Business Rule Concepts: Getting to the Point of Knowledge4th ed. (2013) and Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules 2nd ed. with Gladys S.W. Lam (2015). He is co-author with John Zachman and Roger Burlton of the 2017 Business Agility Manifesto.

Ron received DAMA International’s Individual Achievement Award for 1995. He was formerly Editor of the Data Base Newsletter from 1977 to 1998. Ron holds an M.S. in information science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a B.A. from Rice University.