The Decision Model: A Business Logic Framework Linking Business and Technology

  • 9h 30m
  • Barbara von Halle, Larry Goldberg
  • CRC Press
  • 2010

In the current fast-paced and constantly changing business environment, it is more important than ever for organizations to be agile, monitor business performance, and meet with increasingly stringent compliance requirements. Written by pioneering consultants and bestselling authors with track records of international success, The Decision Model: A Business Logic Framework Linking Business and Technology provides a platform for rethinking how to view, design, execute, and govern business logic. The book explains how to implement the Decision Model, a stable, rigorous model of core business logic that informs current and emerging technology.

The authors supply a strong theoretical foundation, while succinctly defining the path needed to incorporate agile and iterative techniques for developing a model that will be the cornerstone for continual growth. Because the book introduces a new model with tentacles in many disciplines, it is divided into three sections:

  • Section 1: A Complete overview of the Decision Model and its place in the business and technology world
  • Section 2: A Detailed treatment of the foundation of the Decision Model and a formal definition of the Model
  • Section 3: Specialized topics of interest on the Decision Model, including both business and technical issues

The Decision Model provides a framework for organizing business rules into well-formed decision-based structures that are predictable, stable, maintainable, and normalized. More than this, the Decision Model directly correlates business logic to the business drivers behind it, allowing it to be used as a lever for meeting changing business objectives and marketplace demands. This book not only defines the Decision Model and but also demonstrates how it can be used to organize decision structures for maximum stability, agility, and technology independence and provide input into automation design.

In this Book

  • Foreword—Business Rules and the Real World
  • Why the Decision Model?
  • An Overview of the Decision Model
  • The Business Value of Decision Models
  • Changing the Game—BPM and BDM
  • SOA and the Decision Model
  • How the Decision Model Improves Requirements, Business Analysis, and Testing
  • Getting Started
  • The Structural Principles
  • The Declarative Principles
  • The Integrity Principles
  • At a Glance—The Decision Model and the Relational Model
  • The Decision Model Formally Defined
  • Enterprise Architecture—Managing Complexity and Change
  • Opportunities in Enterprise Architecture
  • Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Specifications, Standards, Practices, and the Decision Model
  • Integrating the Decision Model with BPMN
  • The Case for the Physical Decision Model
  • Enterprise Decision Management and the Decision Model
  • Introducing the Business Decision Maturity Model
  • The Decision Model and Enterprise 2.0—Enabling Collaboration
  • A Management Perspective
  • Better! Cheaper! Faster!
  • Bibliography
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