>> Home > Course Portfolio > Business Analysis with Business Rules: From Strategy to Requirements Print this page


  >> Home > Course Portfolio > Business Analysis with Business Rules: From Strategy to Requirements  

Business Analysis with Business Rules: From Strategy to Requirements

Learn state-of-the-art techniques from the world-leaders in the field

Course Overview

This highly pragmatic seminar shows you how to achieve unparalleled success in business analysis. It details the innovative techniques you need for a business-driven approach, and how to apply each for dramatic improvements in the quality of business requirements. Find out how you can achieve simpler, smarter process models, and a huge boost in business agility.

The innovative approach taught in this hands-on seminar has proven itself time and time again in achieving true business solutions. It enables you to transition smoothly into system requirements and design, and then into successful roll-out of a complete and highly effective business system.

Additional workshops in this series:

Working with Business Rules - Code: BRS/PMC


Run in association with:
 Bussuness Rule Solutions, LLC


Course Objectives:

Learn to:

  • conduct successful business analysis with business rules
  • create great business solutions, not just system designs
  • learn how to write business rules and to model decisions and receive immediate feedback
  • create business vocabulary and fact models and capture semantics
  • learn new techniques to discover missing requirements that do not come naturally from process models, use cases or anywhere else
  • apply orderly pattern questions to identify business rules
  • learn how business models and business rules transform into requirements
  • see how business rules can be organised and managed

Course Content

Session 1. Introduction to Business Analysis with Business Rules

  • What it means to be business-driven
  • The role of business rules
  • The importance of factoring  and audience
  • The art of business re-think
  • Business model vs. system model
  • Steps: developing the business model
  • The pattern questions for capturing business rules
  • Ensuring complete business alignment

Session 2. Creating a Strategy for the Business Solution

  • How strategy is structured
  • Steps: developing the Policy Charter & a completion checklist
  • Identifying and addressing business risks
  • Where business policies and business rules fit
  • Developing business tactics and policies
  • Looking for holes in the business solution
  • Getting ready for modeling business processes
  • General pattern questions for harvesting business rules

Session 3. Creating Business Process Models and Harvesting the Business Rules

  • Definition of business process
  • Developing business process models with business rules
  • Behavioral vs. decision rules
  • Where operational business decisions fit
  • How to avoid gridlock, meltdown and other pitfalls
  • Handling special scenarios
  • Specific pattern questions for harvesting business rules from business process models & steps in developing the process model as well as a completion checklist

Session 4. Creating a Business Vocabulary and Harvesting the Business Rules

  • Concept analysis: what terms really mean
  • Guidelines for definitions
  • The concept model: Developing a structured business vocabulary
  • Visualisation
  • What to avoid
  • Specific pattern questions for harvesting business rules from the concept model , developing the concept model and a completion checklist

Session 5. Completing the Business Model: Business Milestones, More Business Rules, Metrics and Rule Management

  • Developing business milestones: State transition from the business perspective
  • Specific pattern questions for harvesting business rules from business milestone models , developing the business milestones & completion checklist
  • Specific pattern questions for harvesting business rules for locations, links, roles and work products
  • Developing violation responses for behavioral rules
  • Completing the business model
  • Metrics, policy performance and performance indicators

Session 6. Creating Business Requirements from the Business Model

  • Using the business model to develop the system model
  • Steps: developing the system model
  • What the system design must support: ability statements
  • Developing ability statements
  • Business rule management
  • Business alignment – proven results


Faculty Training Institute holds the following institutional accreditations

  • Provisionally accredited as an Education and Training Provider with the MICT Seta (ACC/2010/00/601)
  • An Institute of Sectoral and Occupational Excellence (ISOE) in Business Analysis with the MICT Seta
  • The first Education Provider to be endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) in South Africa and is the only Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) to hold Charter status
  • A Member of the Information Technology Association of South Africa
© 2018 Faculty Training Institute Disclaimer | Back to the Top
  National ShareCall     0860 CAREER     or     0860 227 337

Follow us    

 follow us on Facebook !   Join us on Twitter    Google+    LinkedIn   FTI on You Tube   FTI 0n : Instagram   Pinterest  

Cape Town - FTI - EOH Building ,Block C, The Estuaries, 3 Oxbow Crescent, off Century Avenue, Century City, 7441 - Tel +27 (0) 21 683-4506
Johannesburg - FTI Training Centre, Block C, Inyanga Close, Sunninghill, Sandton, Tel +27 (0) 11 807-9478 , Fax +27 (0) 11 807-9480