I’ve published “S1000D Issue 4.1 Untangled: 552+ Business Rules Decision Points Arranged into a Linear Topic Map to Facilitate Learning, Understanding and Implementation of S1000D” two months ago, on July 12th.
Today I would like to announce two bonuses connected to this book.
Permanent bonus – available as long as the book is available:
I have announced the first bonus – or rather a thank you for your purchase and possible review of the book – already in the book in the following way:
“As a thank you for your purchase, book review and feedback, I will send you a Microsoft Excel® file mapping all of the BRDP numbers and chain position numbers, plus the BRDP Group / Topic titles, OW’s words of wisdom, and full information on the BRDP defined for the first time in this work (i.e. those BRDP starting with BRDP-OW-). You can then copy-paste them into your Business Rules documentation and use the information for the convenience of your project or organization. “
In the illustration below you can see bits of the spreadsheets available in this bonus file.
All spreadsheets in this file will be of value for you. But I think the third spreadsheet from the top (or the second from the bottom) in the image above might be the most intriguing for you. You can copy and paste the columns from this spreadsheet into the BR relationships file, or into your company’s or project’s business rules Excel file, where the BRDP are sorted in ascending order from BRDP-S1-00001 to BRDP-S1-00552, and then you will be able to filter the information in relation to the topics defined in this book. For example, after such filtering you will be able to identify whether you made all the necessary decisions on applicability, data management lists, publication module, a certain data module type, or other.
Note: this permanent bonus applies both to e-book and paperback formats.
Temporary bonus – available only until September 25, 2016 (before this year’s S1000D User Forum in Seville opens its doors):
When I finished compiling this book I realized that apart from a step-by-step Business Rules Definition Map, this book was providing something else as well. It provided a clear and comprehensive map of finding information in the specification on specific topics. These concrete topics (I identified 75 of them; you can see them already in the Table of Contents) list the related Business Rules Decision Points, which lead you to all Chapters and Paragraphs giving you information on your topics of interest, since each Business Rules Decision Point occurs only once in the Specification text.
Based on this approach I have developed a training course, which I call “Become a Skilled S1000D Way Finder (Live Online Course)”. This is a course consisting of 3 Skype-sessions, each 2 hours long, and about 1 week between the two adjacent sessions.
Up to three persons can attend this live online course.
Today I would like to announce a very special one-time offer. It is available only until September 25, 2016, or in other words until this year’s S1000D User Forum in Seville starts on the following day.
The offer is as follows:
If you purchase the paperback of the “S1000D Issue 4.1 Untangled” and send me a copy of the receipt to email@example.com until the end of September 25th, then you get the chance to have with me one of the three options of the training course “Become a Skilled S1000D Way Finder”.
And here how it works:
- The first person who sends me an e-mail with a copy of the receipt from purchasing the paperback of the “S1000D Issue 4.1 Untangled” can have a full three sessions course with me. Two of her or his colleagues may join in, and each of the participants will get an e-book version of my book for their use.
- The second person who sends me an e-mail with a copy of the receipt from purchasing the paperback of the “S1000D Issue 4.1 Untangled” will have a two sessions course with me. One of her or his colleagues may join in, and each of the participants will get an e-book version of my book for their use.
- The third person who sends me an e-mail with a copy of the receipt for purchasing the paperback of the “S1000D Issue 4.1 Untangled” can have one session course with me. She or he will have to be the only participant during this course. But this participant will surely get an e-book version of my book for his or her use.
By buying the paperback until September 25th, letting me know about it and managing to be one of the first three doing so, you get the value of the book plus the training course, with the total value between over 250 $ and 400 $, 6 to 10 times of what the paperback costs 39.99 $.
As mentioned above this offer starts today and ends by midnight September 25th/26th, 2016. Only the first three persons, who contact me and send me copy of the receipts for the paperback (only paperback purchase classify here) of the “S1000D Issue 4.1 Untangled” will get the chance to have an exclusive coaching to become an expert way finder in S1000D.
Whether you are one of the first three who contacts me until midnight of September 25th with a copy of a receipt from the purchase of the “S1000D Issue 4.1 Untangled”, or whether you come in fourth, fifth or further places, you will still have the possibility to get the bonus Excel file mentioned above.
I am looking forward to hearing from you and wish you success and fun in implementing S1000D!