Defining Business Rules

Hours: 1 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $129.00

Course Overview:

This program looks at the kinds of information you need to capture and organize in order to build business rules.  Topics include: reviewing the business rule classification scheme, distinguishing between business rules, terms, constraints, guidelines and facts; examine different types of commonly used business rules, such as simple, decision, calculation and fact generation.

Instructor Biography:

Ms. Wagner is an experienced project, program, and portfolio manager. Her roles have included managing capital asset plans and business case summaries; project controls and performance goals for $132M IT investment supporting an inter-agency web-based system. She has led teams of project managers, business analysts, and instructors involved in internal enhancements and new product development. 

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Business Rules                              
  • What are business rules?
  • Business goals, policies, and rules
Lesson 2: Benefits of Business Rules                       
  • Increasing manageability of business processes
  • Business rules are based on facts
Lesson 3: Business Rules and Requirements                        
  • Relating rules and requirements
  • Components of a business rule
  • Example
  • Cataloging business rules
Lesson 4: Classifying Business Rules                        
  • Types of business rules
  • Complex business rules
Lesson 5: Modeling Complex Business Rules                       
  • Use case model
  • Defining how business rules flow
Lesson 6: Developing Business Rules                      
  • Best practices
  • Business rules and models
  • Consider using a tool
Lesson 7: Conclusion                     
  • Next steps

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**