23 – Glossary

We are familiar with rules in our lives. They are in our legal system, our games, our family, and of course business. ​According to BABOK, Business rules is a specific, practicable, testable directive that is under the control of the business. It serves as a criterion guiding behavior, shaping judgments, or making decisions

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Definition

A glossary is an alphabetical list of terms that carries their definitions, their common synonyms, and examples in sentences.
A term can have different meanings depending on the context it is used in. Thus, a glossary guides the reader and gives sense to terms he/she may not know.

Why use a Glossary?

Complex content often requires complex terminologies. Some of them are not common and people may not understand their meanings. A glossary fixes this and provides a comprehension tool that explains the meaning and context of a term. 

Glossaries are used to provide a common understanding of terms and a common language that can be used to communicate and exchange ideas.

When to add a new term in the glossary?

  • The term is unique to a domain

  • There are multiple definitions for the term

  • The definition implied is outside of the term’s common use

  • There is a reasonable chance of misunderstanding

How does Glossary work?

Benefits of using Glossary

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On top of the brief description of the method, access to:

  • an explanation of when and how to use it,
  • a practical example,
  • tips and recommendations for use,
  • downloadable checklists and templates,
  • references for further reading,

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