BRManifesto FAQ: Article 9 - Of, By and For Business People, Not IT People

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FAQ re: Principle 9.2
Question: What is the sense of "formulate" in Manifesto principle 9.2?

Business people should have tools available to help them formulate, validate, and manage rules.

The intended sense includes "develop", and "express" or "articulate". Business people should have friendly, interactive tools that assist directly in correct use of vocabulary and in creating well-formed statements of business rules in structured natural language.


FAQ re: Principle 9.2
Question: Why does the Manifesto mandate tools in principle 9.2?

Business people should have tools available to help them formulate, validate, and manage rules.

Only small collections of relatively simple business rules can be effectively validated by business people without automated assistance. Beyond that point, tools are needed.


FAQ re: Principle 9.3
Question: Does 'consistency' in Manifesto principle 9.3 mean 'no contradictions'?

Business people should have tools available to help them verify business rules against each other for consistency.

The idea is to detect any kind of anomalies within sets of rules - e.g., subsumptions, equivalences (producing redundancies), near identicals (for further inspection), etc.


References:

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The Business Rules Group , "BRManifesto FAQ: Article 9 - Of, By and For Business People, Not IT People" Business Rules Journal Vol. 3, No. 12, (Dec. 2002)
URL: http://www.brcommunity.com/a2002/s023.html

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Originally a project within GUIDE International, the Business Rules Group [BRG] subsequently became an independent organization. BRG's membership comprises experienced practitioners in the field of systems and business analysis methodology. BRG's members are practitioners who work in both the public and the private sectors.

The BRG charter is to formulate statements and supporting standards about the nature and structure of business rules, the relationship of business rules with the way an enterprise is organized, and the relationship of business rules with systems' architectures.

BRG's standards work has been picked up and merged with OMG's.

For more on the BRG visit: http://www.businessrulesgroup.org/theBRG.php

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