Business Rule-Oriented Conceptual Modeling

Business Rule-Oriented Conceptual Modeling

by Holger Herbst

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Business Rule-Oriented Conceptual Modeling by Holger Herbst

The book introduces BROCOM, an approach for a business rule-oriented conceptual modeling which is supported by BURRO, a business rule repository. Prior to focus on the modeling of business rules, their relevance in organizational approaches of Business Administration is discussed and alternatives for their implementing are evaluated. The introduction of BROCOM encompasses its meta model and modeling steps. Furthermore, the potential of graphical models for representing specific aspects is discussed regarding a real world example. The final part of the book includes the successful application of BROCOM to business processes and an information system of an insurance company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783790810042
Publisher: Physica-Verlag HD
Publication date: 11/13/2000
Series: Contributions to Management Science
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Rules In Organizations And Information Systems.- 2.1 Rules in Organizational Theory.- 2.1.1 Introduction.- 2.1.2 Selected Organizational Approaches.- Bureaucracy Model of Max Weber.- Approach of Management Theory and Organizational Theories of Business Administration.-’ scientific’ Management.- Business Process Reengineering.- Human Relations Approach and Theory of Motivation.- Approaches of the Behavioral Scientific Decision Theory.- Comparison of the Selected Organizational Approaches.- 2.1.3 Formalization of Organizational Facts.- 2.2 Implementation of Rules in Information Systems.- 2.2.1 Rules in Program Code.- Third Generation Languages.- Fourth Generation Languages.- Fifth Generation Languages.- 2.2.2 Rules in Database Management Systems.- Overview on Current Research.- Deductive Database Management Systems.- Active Database Management Systems.- Introduction.- Rule Syntax.- Open Research Questions in Active DBMS.- Practical Relevance of Deductive and Active Database Management Systems.- 2.2.3 Comparison of the Implementation Alternatives.- 2.3 Summary.- 3 Business Rules.- 3.1 Case Studies.- 3.1.1 Overview.- 3.1.2 Case Study ‘DOM-2’.- 3.1.3 Examples of Business Rules.- 3.2 Classification of Integrity Constraints and Business Rules.- 3.2.1 Types of Integrity Constraints.- Number of Database States Involved.- Number of Referred Database Constructs.- Time Point of Evaluation.- Relation to the Data Model.- Type of (Re)Action.- Database Schema.- Interdependencies between the Classification Criteria.- 3.2.2 Types of Business Rules.- Event Types.- Condition Types.- Action Types.- 3.3 Business Rules in their Organizational Environment.- 3.3.1 Origins of Business Rules.- External Origins.- Internal Origins.- Conflict Situations.- Origin Owner.- 3.3.2 Processors of Business Rules.- Processor Types.- View on Single Business Rules.- Assignment of Business Rules to Specific Processors.- View on Processes Specified Using Business Rules.- 3.3.3 Assignment of Business Rules to Organizational Units.- 3.4 Summary.- 4 Brocom: A Business Rule-Oriented Conceptual Modeling Approach.- 4.1 The Meta Model of the BROCOM Approach.- 4.1.1 Introduction.- 4.1.2 The Core of the Meta Model.- Submodel ‘Business Rule’.- Submodel ‘Process’.- Submodel ‘Data Model Components’.- 4.1.3 The Environment of Business Rules.- Submodel ‘Processor’.- Submodel’Origin’.- Submodel ‘Organizational Unit’.- 4.1.4 Selected Meta Models.- Description of the Selected Meta Models.- IFIPWG 8.1.- ESPRIT: CIM Open Systems Architecture.- ARIS.- RIM.- Comparison of the Selected Meta Models.- 4.2 Steps of the BROCOM Approach.- 4.2.1 Step 1: Process Structure.- Deliverables.- Procedure.- Application to DOM-2.- 4.2.2 Step 2: Process Specification.- Deliverables.- Procedure.- Application to DOM-2.- 4.2.3 Step 3: Data Model.- Deliverables.- Procedure.- Application to DOM-2.- 4.2.4 Step 4: Integrity Constraints.- Deliverables.- Procedure.- Application to DOM-2.- 4.2.5 Step 5: Validation.- 4.3 Summary.- 5 Views on the Meta Model.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Process View.- 5.2.1 Petri Net.- Introduction.- Application.- ECA2 Net.- Simplified ECA2 Net.- 5.2.2 Conceptual Processing Model.- Introduction.- Application.- 5.3 View on the Data Model.- 5.3.1 Entity-Relationship Model.- Introduction.- Application.- 5.3.2 NIAM.- Introduction.- Application.- 5.4 View on the Relationship between Data Structure and Processes.- 5.4.1 Data Flow Diagrams.- Introduction.- Application.- 5.4.2 Entity-Relationship-Event-Rule Model.- Introduction.- Application.- 5.5 Data Object Behavior View.- 5.5.1 Petri Net and Entity Relationship Model.- Introduction.- Application.- 5.6 Summary.- 6 Burro: A Repository System for a Business Rule-Oriented Conceptual Modeling.- 6.1 Implementation of BURRO.- 6.1.1 Implementation of the Meta Model.- Meta Meta Model.- Physical Data Model.- 6.1.2 Implementation of the User Interface.- 6.1.3 Implementation of Graphical Views.- 6.2 Application of the Repository System to the Case Study “D0M-2”.- 6.2.1 Process Structure.- 6.2.2 Process Specification.- Process DOM-2-Damage-Administration.- Subprocess Damage-Reception.- Subprocess Damage-Registration.- Subprocess Damage-Treatment.- Subprocess Damage-Archiving.- Final Process Structure.- 6.2.3 Data Model.- Entity-Relationship Model.- Entity-Relationship Event-Rules Model.- 6.2.4 Integrity Constraints.- 6.3 Summary.- 7 Summary and Outlook.- References.- Appendixes.- Appendix A: Syntax for Business Rules.- Appendix B: Document Types of BURRO.

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