What Are Business Rules and How are They Applied?
Documenting and implementing business rules as metadata is fairly simple. But in order to implement business rules as a business analyst for widespread use across all business functions, there must be at least three basic characteristics present in all good business rules:
- Explicit expression : Any statement of business rules needs an explicit expression, either graphically or as a formal (logic-based) language.
- Declarative nature: A business rule is declarative, not procedural. It describes a desirable, possible state that is either required or prohibited.
- Coherent representation: A single, coherent model for all the kinds of business rules is desirable.
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