ABOUT THIS SESSION:
Business rules are central to every business. Rules provide the control and guidance essential to keeping operations on course and the business profitable. Yet, champion the business rules approach to the average, harried business manger and you'll likely hear, "Perhaps, but where do we begin? Aren't there some standard guidelines to help us?" The short answer is, "Yes!" The OMG's "Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules" (SBVR) is a groundbreaking specification that provides a standard way to approach the rules of the business. This tutorial demystifies what SBVR means by 'business rules', illustrating its core elements in practical terms.
A crucial step in realizing the rich potential of business rules is to understand how rules relate to vocabulary. In the business rules approach, rules build on a foundation of business vocabulary — the terms (nouns and verbs) used in the business. A well-structured vocabulary should be a central fixture of any business. Yet, who has the time to capture all that business knowledge from the workers and managers who possess it? The key is to distill it down to "just enough vocabulary." This tutorial also explores what SBVR means by 'business vocabulary', illustrating the key points of vocabulary in practical terms.
In this tutorial you will learn:
What is a 'better business rule' and why should you care?
How can SBVR help you get to that 'better business rule'?
How do you develop "just enough vocabulary" to support your business rules?
What is the state of business rule practice, including things you can use today?
ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):
Keri Anderson Healy serves as Executive Editor of BRCommunity.com (http://www.BRCommunity,.com) and its flagship on-line publication, Business Rules Journal. She is a founding member and original Chair of the Business Rules Group (BRG). Keri has served as technical editor on numerous major publications, including the original GUIDE white paper on Business Rules, the IEEE revision to the IDEF1X language standard, the BRG’s Business Motivation Model paper, and, most recently, the Semantics of Business Vocabulary and Business Rules (SBVR), now an OMG standard.
Ms. Anderson Healy is a Principal at Automated Reasoning Corp. She developed the data and behavior modeling components of the University of Washington’s DRM/Distance Learning program. Keri has over thirty years practical experience in developing shared data applications within an architected framework for both the private and public sectors. She is committed to demystifying technobabble fog for the mere-mortal.