SBVR Speaks on Rules: Enforcement Levels for Business Rules
enforcement level: position in a graded or ordered scale of values that specifies the severity of action imposed in order to put or keep a behavioral business rule in force
An example set of levels of enforcement, based on Business Motivation Model (BMM):
- strict: strictly enforced — If you violate the rule, you cannot escape the penalty.
- deferred: deferred enforcement — Strictly enforced, but enforcement may be delayed — e.g., waiting for resource with required skills.
- pre-authorized: pre-authorized override — Enforced, but exceptions allowed, with prior approval for actors with before-the-fact override authorization.
- post-justified: post-justified override — If not approved after the fact, you may be subject to sanction or other consequences.
- override: override with explanation — Comment must be provided when the violation occurs.
- guideline: guideline — suggested, but not enforced.
 The Business Motivation Model (BMM): Business Governance in a Volatile World by the Business Rules Group, http://www.brcommunity.com/brg/BRG-BMM.pdf, Original release: 2000 — OMG release: 2007.
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