THE FOLLOWING SESSION IS FROM THE
Business Rules Forum

Thursday | 4:40pm - 5:40pm | Organizing & Deploying Business Rules Track
Room: Beech



Presentation

"Can We Have a Report That ...": Successful Communication During Business Rule Projects

SPEAKER(s):

Speaker Photo: Giovanni Diviacchi

Giovanni Diviacchi

Senior Business Analyst, Fannie Mae

Speaker Photo: Karen Wolthuis

Karen Wolthuis

Product Development Manager, Fannie Mae

MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION:

FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT:

    ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    Successful business rule implementation is as much of an exercise in communication as it is in development. In order for a set of rules to move through the policy, requirements, development, testing, and implementation phases, everyone working on the project needs to understand what a rule means, or is "trying to do." This presentation is a real life case study of successfully communicating business rules during a business rule project.


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):

    I have worked with business rules in some capacity for over 15 years, translating the former GSEs [Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae] Seller/Servicer Guide policies and the secondary mortgage market Uniform Loan Delivery Dataset into business rules that are executed in their loan delivery system. I am currently working as a Product Owner for Fannie Mae's Loan Delivery redesign.

    Having a varied career—non-profit arts management to software change management to business analyst—Karen has considerable experience communicating with a variety of people about a variety of subjects.  For the last four years, she’s used those communication skills to communicate business requirements—especially business rules—in a clear, logical, and systematic way to technology, operations, and business people.  She currently is supporting Fannie Mae’s new EarlyCheck system.  When not communicating business requirements, you can often find Karen knitting, teaching knitting, or communicating about knitting.


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