Book Title: Building Business Solutions - Business Analysis with Business Rules (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Business Rule Solutions Inc
Author: Ronald G. Ross
How can you put the business' into business analysis? How do you deliver true business value? What should you be doing before requirements?
Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules provides a practical, proven, innovative guide to building great business solutions. An IIBA® Sponsored Handbook.
Highly readable, very pragmatic. A must-read for anyone seeking better results with requirements.
Business Analysis: Over the past fifteen years, a vibrant community of Business Analysts has emerged world-wide. Many Business Analysts have yet to live up to the business part of their title though. For many the twin challenges of business alignment and business agility remain unresolved. Is there a proven way forward?
This book provides detailed answers and the requisite tools. It shows you how to develop business solutions working directly with business leads, create blueprints of the solutions, and then use those blueprints for developing system requirements. The techniques described in this book have been applied successfully in hundreds of companies worldwide. Now you can put them to work for you!
Business Rules: Learn how harvesting business rules can fit seamlessly with requirements development. Apply the pragmatic pattern questions presented in this book, fined-tuned during 15+ years of real-life experience, to identify business rules. Find out how by externalizing those rules, you can sharpen and simplify business process models by an order of magnitude or more.
The book also presents the very latest techniques for analysis of operational business decisions, a new must-know area for Business Analysts. Get started on the right foot in capturing and encoding decision logic separately from other parts of your business solution.
Business Architecture: What is true business architecture? How can it help you on your project? This book provides definitive answers. It steps you through each model element one by one, starting with business strategy for the business solution and then through business process models with business rules externalized. It shows how well-grounded business metrics ensure continuing alignment with business goals.
To engage business people successfully and meet today's business challenges, your models should be true-to-life. Increasingly that means organizing, applying, managing, and retaining operational business knowledge as an integral part of the solution. Here's how you can move beyond requirements-taker and system designer.
The authors speak out about current practices ...
Let us warn you, this is not a book about fixing software engineering practices. It's about changing them fundamentally. Current practices probably miss as much as 90% of everything important in running the business!
Business Analysts should not be focused on requirements for information systems, but on creating winning business solutions. That has very little to do with use cases and GUIs.
From the IIBA® ...
Kathleen Barret, formerly President & CEO, IIBA® ... this IIBA-sponsored book provides a robust framework to help BAs identify business solutions to business problems. It's an important milestone in taking business analysis to the next level.
Kevin Brennan, formerly EVP, IIBA® ... Building Business Solutions presents BAs with a cohesive, coherent, and powerful approach to solving business problems, and will help them develop the skills required to change their organizations for the better.