Bitesize business rules

Exploring brdoc Schema – Why there is a dedicated element for a business rule decision and none for a business rule decision point

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 Exploring brdoc Schema – Why there is a dedicated element for a business rule decision and none for a business rule decision point

Bitesize Business Rules: What is more important, or what comes first – business rules or implementation?

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 Bitesize Business Rules: What is more important, or what comes first – business rules or implementation?

Bitesize Business Rules: 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 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 Bitesize Business Rules: What is the new brdoc Schema in the S1000D® Issue 4.2 is good for?

Bitesize Business Rules: read-me chapters for Business Rules concept in S1000D® issue 4.2

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

Bitesize business rules: take care of small things and the big things will take care of themselves

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 Bitesize business rules: take care of small things and the big things will take care of themselves

Bitesize business rules – definition starts long before signing a contract

“I’m not talking about business rules! We first need to sign a contract with our supplier.”  This statement or one of its many possible variants is given often when I talk about the importance of business rules. And recently I understood why. The challenge lies less in the understanding that certain parts of the contracts… Read more Bitesize business rules – definition starts long before signing a contract

Bitesize business rules – why you need to be in control of your business rules

A couple of weeks ago, German news were concentrating on the public fight between Volkswagen and its subcontractors. Two of the latter have refused delivering unique parts for the Volkswagen cars. It all started with covers for Golf’s seats, and short time later followed by a unique spare part for the Golf’s gearbox. The state… Read more Bitesize business rules – why you need to be in control of your business rules