Ronald G. Ross
Ronald G. Ross is recognized internationally as the 'father of business rules.' He has served as Co-Chair of the annual Business Rules Forum Conference since 1997. He was a charter member of the Business Rules Group (BRG) in the 1980s, and an editor of the two landmark BRG papers, "The Business... show more
Ronald G. Ross is recognized internationally as the 'father of business rules.' He has served as Co-Chair of the annual Business Rules Forum Conference since 1997. He was a charter member of the Business Rules Group (BRG) in the 1980s, and an editor of the two landmark BRG papers, "The Business Motivation Model: Business Governance in a Volatile World" (2000, revised 2005) and the "Business Rules Manifesto" (2003). He is also active in OMG standards development, having core involvement in SBVR (Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules). Mr. Ross is Co-Founder and Principal of Business Rule Solutions, LLC (www.BRSolutions.com) along with Gladys S.W. Lam. His popular public seminars, the first on business rules (starting in 1996) and the longest-running in the industry, are given through AttainingEdge (www.AttainingEdge.com). At BRS, Mr. Ross co-develops Proteus, its landmark business analysis and business rules methodology, which features numerous innovative techniques including the popular RuleSpeak. These are the latest offerings in a 35-year career that has consistently featured creative, business-driven solutions.Mr. Ross also serves as Executive Editor and regular columnist of www.BRCommunity.com and its flagship on-line publication, Business Rules Journal. Mr. Ross was formerly Editor of the Data Base Newsletter from 1977 to 1998.Mr. Ross is the author of 8 professional books. His newest are: Business Rule Concepts (2009), a 3rd edition of his popular, easy-to-read 1998 handbook, and Principles of the Business Rule Approach, Addison-Wesley (2003), featuring the business rationale and opportunity for business rules. An earlier work, The Business Rule Book (1994, 1997), was the seminal work in the field.Mr. Ross received his M.S. in information science from Illinois Institute of Technology, and his B.A. from Rice University. Specialties> Business Rule Solutions,LLC provides workshops, consulting services, publications, and methodology supporting business analysis, business rules, decision modeling, business vocabulary, and rule management.