SBVR Speaks on Rules: Enforcement Levels for Business Rules

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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):[1]

  • 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.

References

[1] 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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Ronald  G. Ross
Ronald G. Ross Co-Founder & Principal, Business Rule Solutions, LLC , Executive Editor, Business Rules Journal , and Co-Chair, Building Business Capability (BBC)

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