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Business Analysis with Business Rules: From Strategy to Requirements

Now you can learn state-of-the-art techniques from the world-leaders in the comfort of your own work desk!


This highly pragmatic series shows you how to achieve unparalleled success in business analysis. It details the innovative techniques you need for a business-driven approach, and how to apply each for dramatic improvements in the quality of business requirements. Find out how you can achieve simpler, smarter process models, and a huge boost in business agility. The innovative approach taught in this seminar has proven itself time and time again in achieving true business solutions. It enables you to transition smoothly into system requirements and design, and then into successful roll-out of a complete and highly effective business system.

$195/session or $895/series

Next Events: Apr 4-6, 2017

Special Offer:

Save 10% when you use discount code EARLY12 when registering for your online training. This offer expires on March 22, 2017.

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Session 1. Introduction to Business Analysis with Business Rules

Next Session: April 4, 2017 @ 10:30am – 12:00noon (ET)

  • What it means to be business-driven
  • The role of business rules
  • The importance of factoring
  • The importance of audience
  • The art of business re-think
  • Business architecture vs. system design
  • Steps: developing the business architecture
  • About the pattern questions for capturing business rules
  • Ensuring complete business alignment

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Session 2. Creating a Strategy for the Business Solution

Next Session: April 4, 2017 @ 3:30pm – 5:00pm (ET)

  • How strategy is structured
  • Steps: developing the Policy Charter
  • Identifying and addressing business risks
  • Where business policies and business rules fit
  • Developing and refining the business tactics and business policies
  • Looking for holes in the business solution
  • Getting ready for modeling business processes
  • General pattern questions for harvesting business rules
  • Completion checklist for the Policy Charter

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Session 3. Creating Business Process Models and Harvesting the Business Rules

Next Session: April 5, 2017 @ 10:30am – 12:00noon (ET)

  • What is business process from a business perspective
  • Developing business process models with business rules
  • Behavioral rules vs. decision rules
  • Where operational business decisions fit
  • How to avoid gridlock, meltdown and other pitfalls
  • How to handle special scenarios
  • Specific pattern questions for harvesting business rules from business process models
  • Steps: developing the process model
  • Completion checklist for business process models

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Session 4. Creating a Business Vocabulary and Harvesting the Business Rules

Next Session: April 5, 2017 @ 3:30pm – 5:00pm (ET)

  • Concept analysis: How to figure out what terms really mean
  • Guidelines for definitions — do’s and don’ts
  • The concept model: Developing a structured business vocabulary
  • Visualization
  • What to avoid
  • Specific pattern questions for harvesting business rules from the concept model
  • Steps: developing the concept model
  • Completion checklist for the concept model

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Session 5. Completing the Business Architecture: Business Milestones, More Business Rules, Metrics and Rule Management

Next Session: April 6, 2017 @ 10:30am – 12:00noon (ET)

  • Developing business milestones: State transition from the business perspective
  • Specific pattern questions for harvesting business rules from business milestone models
  • Steps: developing the business milestones
  • Completion checklist for business milestones
  • Specific pattern questions for harvesting business rules for locations, links, roles and work products
  • Developing violation responses for behavioral rules
  • Completing the business architecture
  • Metrics, policy performance and performance indicators

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Session 6. Creating Business Requirements from the Business Architecture

Next Session: April 6, 2017 @ 3:30pm – 5:00pm (ET)

  • Using the business architecture to develop the system design
  • Steps: developing the system design
  • What the system design must support: ability statements
  • Developing ability statements
  • Business rule management
  • Business alignment – proven results

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General Information

Live Sessions

  • Each Series: 6 sessions
  • Each Session: 1.5 hours
  • Schedule: 2 sessions per day – AM and PM over 3 consecutive days
  • Times:
    • Morning: 10:30am – 12:00noon (ET)
    • Afternoon: 3:30pm – 5:00pm (ET)
  • After-Class: Instructors available for one hour after each session for Q&A and interaction on exercises.
  • Prices:
    • Full series of six sessions: $895 / connection
    • Individual sessions: $195 / connection
  • Attendee Limitations: There is no limit on the number of participants who may join in over your connection.
  • Certification: Only one set of 9 CDUs/PDs and one completion certification will be rewarded per registration.

Rules of Participation

By registering for Business Rule Solutions Online Training, you agree not to:

  • Record or re-transmit the sessions.
  • Connect remote participants in the sessions from your location.
  • Copy, reproduce or distribute training materials except for attendees actually attending the sessions at your location.

All training sessions and materials remain the sole property of Business Rule Solutions, LLC and are intended for the exclusive benefit of attendees at your physical location.

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!

Unlimited Participation: Put a speakerphone on your end so as many people as you want can listen in – there’s no extra cost. Use a projector for the video portion too if you like.

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.

Self-Directed: Attend an entire series or any single session – or some combination – it’s your choice.


Kristen Seer

Kristen Seer is a Senior Consultant with Business Rule Solutions, LLC. She has worked as a business analyst in industries such as retailing, pharmaceuticals, insurance, education, finance, energy and government.

Her practice focuses on helping clients introduce the business rules approach, including setting up centers of excellence, mentoring business analysts, facilitating sessions to capture business rules, harvesting rules from source documents, redesigning business processes, and analyzing decisions.

Kristen is the lead trainer for in-house workshops on the BRS business rule methodology and brings extensive real-life experience in applying it on real-life projects.

Her thirty-year career has encompassed roles as business analyst, rule analyst, data analyst, and project manager. Kristen is a well-known speaker at the annual Building Business Capability and BA World conferences and has written several articles published in the Business Rule Journal (, including the popular “How to Develop Business Analysts” and “8 Steps to Crafting a Business Rule” series.