The concepts of rule engines and meta-data aren’t new from a technology perspective, but more organizations are having success in execution when they begin from an architectural approach and provide domain experts with appropriate tools for defining and managing decision logic. User managed business logic and self-service customization are proving themselves out as significant factors in the software lifecycle. The most apparent impact is on the bottom line maintenance cost and change turn-around time. Business logic automation focuses on the tools and techniques which support domain experts in directly defining application behavior.
Business logic automation design philosophy forms the foundation for managing change necessary in agile organizations (like the banking, insurance, healthcare, and other relegated industries) resulting in software that embraces the process of adaptation to the unknown business requirements of tomorrow.
The focus of this session is the design process for streamlining the translation from business intent into realized application behavior in a practical, hands-on business-based environment. We walk through the entire rules-based lifecycle, from facilitating design sessions, to creating new types of artifacts, through the deployment and integration of decision services, and into the ongoing cycle of business managed change.