Business Knowledge Blueprints
Enabling Your Data to Speak the Language of the Business
By Ronald G. Ross
The authoritative book on concept models and business vocabulary, written by one of the world’s foremost experts on both structured and unstructured data.
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DescriptionBusiness Knowledge Blueprints is the go-to handbook for:
- Developing business vocabularies.
- Defining terms.
- Disambiguating concepts.
- Guide you in asking the right questions.
- Help you achieve business clarity.
- Show you how the pieces all fit together.
- Make you sound smart.
Who is this book for?Think of a concept model as the new Knowledge Commons for the business. It’s about getting everyone on the same page for Knowledge-Age success!
- Business People: governance, risk and compliance managers, regulators and policy makers, legal staff, knowledge managers, product designers, and training managers
- Transformation Professionals: business analysts, business architects, data scientists, data modelers, and software professionals who support the business
About the AuthorAt BRS, Ron has helped create concept models at hundreds of companies and government bodies. He is best known for his industry-leading work on business rules, and before that, for his contributions in the field of data design and database. He was a founder and is a principal in standards work at OMG on SBVR (Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules), the ground-breaking standard behind concept models.
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Here’s What Readers Are SayingFind out what readers have been saying about Business Knowledge Blueprints.
“Stunning quality of both the message and the writing. Easy-to-understand, practical guide for people new to documenting true-to-SBVR business concepts and their vocabularies.” [read more ]
~ Donald Chapin
“Let me congratulate you on an excellent book, that should help others design better models.”
~ Terry Halpin
“A solid guide. Concept models are essential for creating the building blocks of the Knowledge Age. Welcome to the future!” [read more ]
~ Robert Dizinno
“an extremely valuable book for practitioners of business analysis. Excellent presentation of such a complex subject matter as concept modeling by a towering thought leader. I only wish I had had the chance to read such a book at a much earlier stage of my career.”
~ David Lyalin
“Excellent subject, well written, very timely book. … a strong contribution to a missing dimension for business architects.” [read more ]
~ Ramsay Millar
“You need precision and consistency in every business communication. The more you focus on it, the more you will see the value of the techniques presented in this book.” [read more …]
~ Gladys S.W. Lam
“Well done! This is the book I’ve been wanting for years. Now people can truly apply SBVR for real-world problems.”
~ Keri Anderson Healy
“Part V on how to create business definitions is the best. The examples are great.” [read more ]
~ Nick Vaughan
“[Concept models are] a great way for stakeholders to understand the impact of the change they’re considering.”
~ Michelle Murray
“Our ability to understand each other is only as good as the definition we share on each word.”
~ Mark Meyers
“The ideas in this book are a big part of the answer to ‘the black box’ and transparency around automation. And they are central to capturing human knowledge – hard-won knowledge that makes a difference. In service. In competitiveness. In survival.”
~ John Morris
“Anyone working closely with data, especially business and data analysts and architects, would benefit from the thought leadership and practical tips included in this book!”
~ Dora Boussias
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ContentsPreface Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1: Why Business Concept Models
Chapter 2: The Four Dimensions of Communication Clarity
Chapter 3: What Concept Models Are About
Chapter 4: Creating Concept ModelsPart II: Getting to Know the Things You Talk About
Chapter 5: Distinguishing Things
Chapter 6: Naming Things
Chapter 7: Defining Things
Chapter 8: Disambiguating ThingsPart III: Standard Relations
Chapter 9: Classifications
Chapter 10: CategorizationsPart IV: Verb Concepts
Chapter 11: Verb Concepts and Wordings
Chapter 12: Nouns Based on Verbs
Chapter 13: Verb Concept Structures
Chapter 14: Verbs and TransformationsPart V: How to Define Business Terms in Plain English
Chapter 15: The Kick-Off of a Definition
Chapter 16: The Main Body of a Definition
Chapter 17: Sets of DefinitionsConclusion Appendix 1: Conceptual Model vs Concept Model: Not the Same! Appendix 2: Data Model vs Concept Model: Not the Same! Appendix 3: EU-Rent Example Glossary Index
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