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November 2018 Volume 19, Issue 11
BBC 2018
Introducing the 2018 Business Rules Excellence Awards
Winners of 2018 Business Rule Excellence Awards

The first annual Business Rules Excellence Awards (BREA) announced the 2018 winners. Created by leading business rules practitioners and providers, these prestigious awards recognize user organizations worldwide that have demonstrably excelled in implementing innovative solutions. The 2018 Winners (in alphabetical order) across all categories are:

    BREA
  • CDC Immunization Information Systems Support Branch (IISSB), USA, nominated by CDC
  • California Bank, USA nominated by OpenRules, Inc
  • Deloitte Ltd, New Zealand, nominated by IDIOM Limited
  • Dutch Road Authorities, The Netherlands, nominated by Lab for Intelligent Business Rules Technology
  • IBM Global Sales Incentives, USA, nominated by IBM
  • KPN, The Netherlands, nominated by AuraPortal
  • MMG Insurance, USA, nominated by EA Department, MMG
  • PowerHealth Solutions, Australia, nominated by IDIOM Limited
  • Rabobank, The Netherlands, nominated by Oracle
  • United Services Automobile Association (USAA), USA, nominated by USAA

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Editorial Highlights
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Resources
BBC2018 | Building Business Capability Conference    
Interactive Online Training from Business Rule Solutions    
Books Published by Business Rule Solutions    
White Papers Published by Business Rule Solutions    
Free How-To Primers Published by Business Rule Solutions    
Rule Writing
Pattern Questions for Harvesting Business Rules About Geography
Pattern Questions for Harvesting Business Rules About Organizations
Pattern Questions for Harvesting Business Rules from Business Models of Milestones or States
Pattern Questions for Harvesting Business Rules from Concept Models
Pattern Questions for Harvesting Business Rules from Business Process Models
Timeless
In His Own Words; A Tribute to E.F. Codd
Charles Babbage
Who or What Is a True Business Analyst?
Business Knowledge ~ Packaged in a Policy Charter: Policy Charter as a Deliverable
Play Ball
In The Spotlight
 Silvie  Spreeuwenberg
 Ronald G. Ross

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Industry Leading Resources
RuleSpeak®     RuleSpeak® is a set of guidelines for expressing business rules in concise, business-friendly fashion. It is not a language or syntax per se, but rather a set of best practices for speakers of English. By Business Rule Solutions, LLC
Decision Analysis Primer
How to Use DecisionSpeak™ and Question Charts (Q-Charts™)
    Take a top-down business view of the decisions in your business processes. Visualize, explore, and get ready to harvest the decision logic. By Ronald G. Ross / Business Rule Solutions, LLC
Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make
When Conducting Business Rule Projects
    Take a top-down business view of the decisions in your business processes. Visualize, explore, and get ready to harvest the decision logic. By Gladys S.W. Lam / Business Rule Solutions, LLC