Enabling Operational Excellence
Enabling Operational Excellence
Enabling Operational Excellence
Enabling Operational Excellence

Speak Techniques

Name Definition Comments Reference
ConceptSpeak™ the BRS set of conventions, guidelines and techniques for defining terms, designing a concept model, and developing a structured business vocabulary 1. Definitions in ConceptSpeak are crafted to best support people-to-people communication.
2. The semantic and structural aspects of ConceptSpeak are based on formal logic and linguistic principles as prescribed by the OMG standard SBVR.
Refer to Chapter 1 and Part 2 in Business Rule Concepts: Getting to the Point of Knowledge (4th ed), by Ronald G. Ross, 2013. http://www.brsolutions.com/b_concepts.php
Refer to How to Define Business Terms in Plain English, 2016 (free).
DecisionSpeak™ the BRS set of conventions, guidelines and techniques for representing operational business decisions in business-friendly fashion, diagramming decision structures, and coordinating them with structured business vocabulary (concept models) 1. Central to DecisionSpeak is expressing the questions that operational business decisions address.
2. DecisionSpeak optimizes for readability by non-IT professionals and business people.
3. Q-COEs and Q-Charts are part of DecisionSpeak.
4. The natural follow-on to DecisionSpeak is TableSpeak, with which DecisionSpeak is closely aligned.
Refer to How to Use DecisionSpeak™ and Question Charts (Q-Charts™), 2013 (free).
RuleSpeak® the BRS set of guidelines and conventions for expressing business rules in concise, business-friendly fashion using structured natural language 1. RuleSpeak addresses the expression of all business rules that cannot be organized into decision tables, especially behavioral rules.
2. RuleSpeak is currently available in six languages, including English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Norwegian, and Polish.
Refer to www.RuleSpeak.com (free).
StrategySpeak™ the BRS set of conventions, guidelines and techniques for developing structured business strategy 1. StrategySpeak can be used in business analysis, and is independent of any business case or project charter.
2. In StrategySpeak the deliverable for structured business strategy is a Policy Charter.
Refer to Chapters 2 and 4 in Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules (2nd ed), by Ronald G. Ross with Gladys S.W. Lam, 2015. http://www.brsolutions.com/b_building_business_solutions.php
TableSpeak™ the BRS set of conventions, guidelines and techniques for representing decision tables in the most business-friendly fashion 1. TableSpeak shows how to express the meaning (semantics) of decision tables and to identify applicable restrictions.
2. TableSpeak is closely aligned with DecisionSpeak and is its natural follow-on.
Refer to the BRS Primer, Decision Tables: How to Use TableSpeak™, 2013 (free). http://www.brsolutions.com/b_ipspeakprimers.php

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