Business Vocabulary: All About Defining Concepts and Creating Concept Models
Now you can learn state-of-the-art techniques from the world-leaders in the comfort of your own work desk!
A shared, well-structured business vocabulary is seldom mentioned as a kind of requirement. But indeed it is – perhaps the most basic of all. Without it you cannot ensure the meaning and coherency (the ‘sense’) of business rules and your whole set of requirements. Developing and managing a shared, well-structured business vocabulary requires capturing and shaping business concepts from the operational know-how of business workers. You need a blueprint for that knowledge – exactly what a concept model provides. This hands-on series teaches you the practical skills to be successful in one of the trickiest areas of business analysis. (And no, it’s not about modeling data!)
- The role of business vocabulary in a knowledge economy
- How ambiguity arises in business requirements and business rules
- Why data modeling is not enough
- What concept models are – verbalization patterns
- What every business analyst should know
- What kinds of concepts
- Getting at the essence of meaning
- What terms really mean
- How you figure it out
- Why it matters
- Do’s and don’ts
- What’s in a name
- Problem words
- Guidelines for definitions
- Definitions vs. definitional rules
- Verb concepts
- Unary verb concepts
- Whole-part structures
- What to avoid
- Developing concept models: Case studies
- Concepts from business rules
- Concept models and business rules
- How and where to generalize
- Using business rules to represent current business practices
Benefits for You and Your Company
Easy: A phone line and computer with access to the Internet is all you need. Just dial in, enter your access code, and click to the website. Follow along with hand-outs provided in advance.
Convenient: No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Now you can learn state-of-the-art techniques from the world leaders in the comfort of your own work space.
Affordable: Your costs are a fraction of the normal travel and registration fees for public or on-site seminars. Do the math!
Team Training: Use these sessions as a cost-effective, time-efficient means to train supervisors, managers and staff on key points in a manner they will remember and act on.
Effective: Our sessions give you pragmatic techniques you can start to use as soon as you’re off the phone.
High-Impact: Fast paced and highly focused. No wasted time – perfect to fit your busy schedule.
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