THE FOLLOWING SESSION IS FROM THE
Business Rules Forum

Tuesday | 7:30pm - 8:30pm | Organizing & Deploying Business Rules Track
Room: Beech



Presentation

Fact Model, Vocabulary & Business Rule Journey, The Great-West Life Journey

SPEAKER(s):

Janice Guzzi

Manager, Group Business Technology Operations, Great West Life Assurance Company

Karen Petursdottir

Lead Business Architecture Specialist, Group Business Technology Operations, Great West Life Assurance Company

MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION:

FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT:

    ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    The Great-West Life – Fact Model, Vocabulary & Business Rule Journey describes the successes and growth / opportunity areas faced with implementing a new methodology into an already changing environment. Subsequently you will learn about:

    • Our approach to establishing a business rule Center of Excellence
    • Importance of having the right tools
    • The integration of business process modeling and business rules
    • High Level approach for Fact Model to Business Object Model transformation


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):

    Janice Guzzi is the Leader of the Business Architecture team at Great West Life and is responsible for the Current, Interim and Target State process development as well as the Fact Model and Business Rule development that aligns with the GWL Strategic Roadmap.

    Janice started in the Business Architecture role with well rounded knowledge of the GWL organization and expanded her process and rule knowledge by attending various training sessions, conferences and working closely with the Operational Leaders and her IT partners to gain their perspective and buy-in on the methodologies adopted by Business Architecture. Janice’s main responsibilities are establishing the Centers of Excellence for both Process Engineering & Fact Model & Business rules, project planning and managing the two teams by ensuring they have the tools, training and support required to get the job done.


    Karen Petursdottir (reporting to Janice Guzzi) has been involved in 2 rule projects at Great-West Life (GWL).  The 1st project was to perform QA on the health & dental claim auto-adjudication rules.  The 2nd project was to develop the fact model, vocabulary and rules for Group Insurance Products. 

    Karen’s lead role required coordination of 10 BA’s, SME’s and Business Architecture Specialists and collaboration with IT.  She’s responsible for establishing best practices, development & QA procedures, and training material for the Business Architecture Center of Excellence.  Karen plays an integral role in vendor selection & implementation of the tools for harvesting (RuleXpress) and executing (BRMS) rules.


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