BRManifesto FAQ: Article 1 - Primary Requirements, Not Secondary

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FAQ re: Principle 1.1
Question: What does Manifesto mean by "requirement" in principle 1.1?

Rules are a first-class citizen of the requirements world.

By "requirement" the Manifesto means something that is wanted or needed in the design of a system.


FAQ re: Principle 1.1
Question: By what criteria should a requirement be judged as 'first-class' according to Manifesto principle 1.1?

Rules are a first-class citizen of the requirements world.

A requirement may be considered first-class only if its communication does not depend on, or assume, any other artifact. In other words, the requirement can stand on its own.


FAQ re: Principle 1.2
Question: Does principle 1.2 of the Manifesto imply that rules should take the same form in both business models and technology models?

Rules are essential for, and a discrete part of, business models and technology models.

No.

References:

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The Business Rules Group , "BRManifesto FAQ: Article 1 - Primary Requirements, Not Secondary" Business Rules Journal Vol. 3, No. 12, (Dec. 2002)
URL: http://www.brcommunity.com/a2002/s015.html

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