Use InfoSphere Business Glossary to define a common business language among modeling tools

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Brian Byrne and Jennifer Ramirez

Date archived: January 13, 2017 | First published: March 18, 2010

Combining common business language taxonomies with modeling tools encourages architects, modelers, and developers to understand and use commonly understood business terms, which eliminates the ambiguity that loosely specified language can introduce. This drives alignment of requirements between IT and business stakeholders. This article describes how to use InfoSphere™ Business Glossary, Rational® Software Architect, and InfoSphere Data Architect within a specific development flow to introduce agreed-upon terms into the modeling environments, establishing the correct semantics early in the development cycle. This effort decreases the cost of development by reducing the churn of getting IT to understand what the business requirements really mean.

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