Advice for Business
the links below to learn about documenting and managing
business rules, and about designing and architecting rulebases. These topics are for subject matter experts
(SMEs), business rule analysts, rule harvesters,
rulebase architects, and knowledge engineers.
"Anyone can take
something simple and make it sound complex.
It is much more challenging to take
something truly complex and make it look
Founder & CEO, BIZRULES
BIZRULES® VISION™ Methodology
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What is it?
BIZRULES® VISION™ is a business rules methodology for
building rule-based and knowledge-based solutions.
This proven and repeatable methodology helps us
reduce system development time and deliver quality
business rule engine (BRE), business rule management
system (BRMS), business process management system (BPMS),
and expert system (ES) solutions faster.
Three of the
and large government agencies like the
use the BIZRULES® VISION™ Methodology to document,
redesign, and automate their business rules and
What does it include?
Our proprietary methodology includes tools,
templates and techniques for defining, modeling,
automating, and managing rules, processes, and
enterprise knowledge. It also includes best
practices, frameworks, and methods for designing and
building rule-based and knowledge-based system.
The methodology is platform neutral so it
supports all the leading
Business Rule Engines. The methodology works
across industries and functional areas, and it
supports small to large enterprise applications.
What are the six key steps?
There are 6
tasks, or phases, from visioning and planning to
deployment. Major activities are listed above each
task. Major deliverables are listed below each task.
Rule outputs and knowledge outputs are listed below
The six key tasks in the methodology are:
- Task 1 - Visioning, Scoping, and Project
- Task 2 - Discovery and Definition
- Task 3 - Rule Harvesting
- Knowledge Acquisition (KA)
- Knowledge Representation (KR)
- Task 4 - Knowledge Engineering
- Task 5 - Construction
- Task 6 - Deployment and Change Management
The first four tasks apply to both rule-based and
knowledge-based systems: defining the business
rules, expert knowledge, and system requirements.
Tasks 5 and 6 vary depending on whether you want
to build a rule-based or knowledge-based solution:
- If you want a rule-based solution, we will
use a business rule management system (BRMS),
business rule engine (BRE), or business process
management system (BPMS) to build your system.
- If you want a knowledge-based solution, we
will use an expert system (ES) to build your
These six tasks are the key steps in the
BIZRULES® Turnkey Solution. They are also the six
Statement of Work (SOW) Tasks that clients can
purchase individually or in a package from BIZRULES.
What makes the VISION™ Methodology unique and
Our unique advantage is our proprietary visual
methodology that takes the complexity out of any
domain that is very difficult to understand, such as
your enterprise business rules and processes, and
makes it look easy.
The BIZRULES® VISION™ Methodology, which is based
on knowledge engineering and enterprise
architecture, enables experts to visualize rules and
processes so they are finally easy to understand and
The real power here is our visual models: Our
RuleMap™ models and business process diagrams
are easily understood by business people and SMEs.
Plus, these diagrams are also easily understood by
developers here and offshore. Many of the rulebooks
that BIZRULES has created using this methodology
were coded successfully without having to go back to
the SMEs for clarification.
or call 972-987-1685 for more information about
these steps or about BIZRULES® VISION™ Methodology