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AttainingEdge: Business Analysis with Business Rules: From Strategy to Requirements

Location: Online Seminar Overview 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. Register Full Series! More info: http://www.attainingedge.com/online-training-business-analysis-with-business-rules.php

Session 1. Introduction to Business Analysis with Business Rules

Next Session: October 29, 2013 @ 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 model vs. system model
  • Steps: developing the business model
  • About the pattern questions for capturing business rules
  • Ensuring complete business alignment

Session 2. Creating a Strategy for the Business Solution

Next Session: October 29, 2013 @ 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

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

Next Session: October 30, 2013 @ 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

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

Next Session: October 30, 2013 @ 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

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

Next Session: October 31, 2013 @ 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 model
  • Metrics, policy performance and performance indicators

Session 6. Creating Business Requirements from the Business Model

Next Session: October 31, 2013 @ 3:30pm – 5:00pm(ET)

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

Ronald G. Ross

Ron Ross, Principal and Co-Founder of Business Rules Solutions, LLC, is internationally acknowledged as the “father of business rules.” Recognizing early on the importance of independently managed business rules for business operations and architecture, he has pioneered innovative techniques and standards since the mid-1980s. He wrote the industry’s first book on business rules in 1994.