Chapter 10. Summing Up

10.1 The purpose of this book

The intention of this book has been to provide business and computing professionals with a good understanding of the field of business rules. Armed with this knowledge, you should be able to make informed decisions about the planning and execution of information systems projects, including answering such questions as:

• How do we identify and record business rules?

• Where and how should we implement them?

• Should we build or buy any related technology?

• What management issues are involved?

10.2 Models

Business rules are only one element of modern information systems. To understand how they fit into the big picture, we also have to look at other aspects of a system. The way in which we ...

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