In this post, our Business Rules trainer Victoria Ichizli-Bartels will explain the brPara (business rules paragraph) and the reasons behind creating such a structure inside the new brDoc (business rules document) Schema in the S1000D Issue 4.2. A note beforehand: for the simplicity and readability purposes I omitted the “<” and “>” brackets at the… Read more brDoc Schema: What is a Business Rules Paragraph (brPara)?
Business Rules Document (brDoc) XML Schema is a new structure for capturing, managing and exchanging business rules. It has been added to the S1000D Issue 4.2 and represents the result of many years’ work by the Business Rules Working Group, which is a global S1000D working group with members coming from many different countries, industries,… Read more Understanding the Business Rules Document (brDoc) Schema
Most projects start their S1000D implementations with writing contracts and Statements of Work (SOW), sometimes even before even opening the specification. After that, they create plans for the technical publication based on those SOWs, which are then extended to define the project business rules. The specification is then consulted, and decision points are considered to… Read more Why Does It Make Sense to Generate a Business Rules Index First and a Guidance Document Second?
One would expect a standardization community to be large. So, you would not be surprised to hear that there are hundreds of S1000D protagonists around the world. But when it comes to a single S1000D project, many think that the people involved are not that many, especially if a given department assigned with the task… Read more The S1000D community is a big family – an S1000D project is a big family too
There are things in the S1000D that are self-explanatory, and others are understandable only on the second look. And then there are things you take for granted but don’t know why they are defined as they are. Only those who were present during the development of one or another Schema will know the reasons behind… Read more Why there is a dedicated element for a business rule decision and none for a business rule decision point
If you tell someone that you have to implement S1000D into your project or organization, one of the very first pieces of advice you will get will be: “Don’t forget to define business rules! They are one of the most important, if not the most important, steps while implementing the S1000D.” I thought so myself… Read more What is more important, or what comes first – business rules or implementation?
In this post, our Business Rules trainer Victoria Ichizli-Bartels will point out for what types of business rules documentation you can use the new brdoc data module Schema defined in the S1000D® Issue 4.2. In the previous post titled “Bitesize Business Rules: read-me chapters for Business Rules concept in S1000D® issue 4.2”, I highlighted what to read… Read more What is the new brdoc Schema in the S1000D® Issue 4.2 is good for?
In this post, our Business Rules trainer Victoria Ichizli-Bartels will point out what you need to read first when developing and using business rules defined by the S1000D® in general and Issue 4.2 in particular. Here is how the S1000D® Issue 4.2 outlined the highlights of business rules in the e-mail announcing the Issue 4.2 release: Introduction… Read more Bitesize Business Rules: read-me chapters for Business Rules concept in S1000D® issue 4.2
Business processes are one of those terms, to which many of us would nod and say, “Oh yes, yes, I know what that is,” but when asked for a definition, we search for words without knowing what exactly to say. However, business processes do deserve special attention when raising the topic of the business rules.… Read more Business Processes Are Not Just a Category of the S1000D Business Rules
In this post our Business Rules trainer Victoria Ichizli-Bartels will discuss why paying attention to details is important while defining business rules. In the previous articles of the Bitesize series on Business Rules, especially in the one on why you need to be in control of your busines rules we pointed out how important it is to have… Read more Take care of small things and the big things will take care of themselves