Business Rules Analysis

  • Purpose
    • To define the rules that govern decisions in na ORG and that define , constrain or enable organizational operations
  • Description
    • Direct e constrain the organization and operations of na organization
    • A business policy is a non-actionable that suports a business goal
    • A business rule is a specific, actionable, testable, that suports a business policy
      • Particulary complex rules may be expressed as a decision table or decision tree
    • The business rules should be:
      • Stated in appropriate terminology to enable domain SMEs to validate the rules
      • Documented and stated at the atomic level
      • Separated from the processes
      • Mainteined in a manner that enables the ORG to monitor and adapt the rules
  • Elements
    • Business rules require a defined glossary of terms and relationships
    • Insure that they are independent of any implementation, information or assumptions
    • Operative rules
      • Guiding/forcing/preventing the actions of people
      • Violable: “Allow home boarding with 23kg of luggage”
      • In this case, what Neste caso, what are the penalties and exceptions (additional rule)
        • “Charge the excess of baggage”
    • Structural Rules
      • Help determine when something is or is not true
      • Not violable: “Embark only with boarding”
  • Usage considerations
    • Strengths – Changes to policy without altering the process, easy evaluation
    • Weaknesses – Lengthy lists of business rules and conflict between them.

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