I was doing some analysis the other day and identified your favorite posts and I thought it would be fun to show the list with some comments. The first list is of ones related to business rules. Here goes:
Agile Rules? A "conversation" with Scott Ambler
This post summarizes some discussion I and others had with Scott (a leading thinker on agile methods) on the role of business rules in agile methods
What is Rete III?
A basic overview of the Rete III or optimized Rete algorithm invented by Charles Forgy as an improvement over the original Rete algorithm.
What are the main benefits of business rules technology?
Why are business rules better than traditional code?
Basic overview of the benefits of business rules management systems and some specific suggestions as to why business rules can be better than code. The blog section on business rules has more on this kind of topic.
How do business analysts maintain business rules?
A discussion on one of the hottest topics in business rules - how, exactly, do business users manage business rules in production applications. The blog has a lot on business agility and I wrote on how rules enable collaboration here also.
How do I build a list of Business Rule Engine Selection Requirements?
Some notes on how to identify the requirements for a business rules engine or business rules management system
Are there any standards under development for business rules
Question on business rules standards. There is more here where I identify the two main standards in play.
Writing Better Requirements - Key to Success or false hope?
One of my favorite topics - why trying to "fix" requirements is not going to solve the business agility problem. There is lots more on this topic here.
Business Role changing?
A posting by Barb von Halle that provoked a fairly spirited discussion on how business rules might be impacting the role of business.
Starting with Legacy Rules
Barb again on legacy rules and getting started with them. There's more on the blog on legacy modernization.