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Building the Agile Enterprise by Fred A. Cummins

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Chapter 4. Business Rules

Business rules enable businesspeople to express requirements regarding what is required without needing to define the details of where and how the requirements are enforced in the operation of the business. Effective specification and management of business rules can ensure consistency in operating practices and compliance with regulatory requirements. The ability to change and quickly deploy business rules can have a significant impact on enterprise agility.

The value of rules in automated business systems is that they enable a businessperson to understand and express a requirement, based on understanding the business implications but without the need to understand the technology that applies it. Rules can also support ...

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