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The Business Rules Approach - Application in practice

Andersson, Daniel LU and Petersson, Johanna LU (2015) INFM10 20151
Department of Informatics
Abstract
Business agility is emerging as an essential organizational characteristic due to the changing macro environment. The accelerated change has resulted in a substantial deployment of IT. However, the preconceived idea of ISD may be flawed. The final product of ISD is rarely aligned with the business needs. The historical review emphasizes a prominent attempt of increasing the level of business user inclusion through agile project management. However, there is a continued disconnect between business users and IS developers. A recent approach proposed to close the chasm through business user empowerment is the Business Rules Approach, BRA. At the core of the approach exists the business rules manifesto containing ten articles, the key notions... (More)
Business agility is emerging as an essential organizational characteristic due to the changing macro environment. The accelerated change has resulted in a substantial deployment of IT. However, the preconceived idea of ISD may be flawed. The final product of ISD is rarely aligned with the business needs. The historical review emphasizes a prominent attempt of increasing the level of business user inclusion through agile project management. However, there is a continued disconnect between business users and IS developers. A recent approach proposed to close the chasm through business user empowerment is the Business Rules Approach, BRA. At the core of the approach exists the business rules manifesto containing ten articles, the key notions of the BRA. The purpose of this study was to explore which key no-tions were applied in practice with emphasis on business user empowerment and business agility. Six semi-structured interviews were conducted at a single organization. The application of the key notions was found to be limited. However, the manifesto is dependent on the use of a BRMS which the organization had removed. Business agility was found to be the primary objective of adopting the BRA while business user inclusion was accentuated rather than business user empowerment. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Daniel LU and Petersson, Johanna LU
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organization
course
INFM10 20151
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Business Rules Approach, Business Rules, key notions, motives, ISD
report number
INF15-030
language
English
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7356727
date added to LUP
2015-07-01 14:22:07
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  abstract     = {Business agility is emerging as an essential organizational characteristic due to the changing macro environment. The accelerated change has resulted in a substantial deployment of IT. However, the preconceived idea of ISD may be flawed. The final product of ISD is rarely aligned with the business needs. The historical review emphasizes a prominent attempt of increasing the level of business user inclusion through agile project management. However, there is a continued disconnect between business users and IS developers. A recent approach proposed to close the chasm through business user empowerment is the Business Rules Approach, BRA. At the core of the approach exists the business rules manifesto containing ten articles, the key notions of the BRA. The purpose of this study was to explore which key no-tions were applied in practice with emphasis on business user empowerment and business agility. Six semi-structured interviews were conducted at a single organization. The application of the key notions was found to be limited. However, the manifesto is dependent on the use of a BRMS which the organization had removed. Business agility was found to be the primary objective of adopting the BRA while business user inclusion was accentuated rather than business user empowerment.},
  author       = {Andersson, Daniel and Petersson, Johanna},
  keyword      = {Business Rules Approach,Business Rules,key notions,motives,ISD},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Business Rules Approach - Application in practice},
  year         = {2015},
}