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I added the "types of business rules" section for clarity and expansion on the three different types of business rules, since there was no breakdown of what they could be divided in. I also expanded on the term definition itself, and added a challenge that employers may face with internal business rules not shared with the business. Mljones1219 (talk) 23:24, 18 September 2019 (UTC)Mljones1219
Why are most of the listed companies "The Leader In" or providers of "Leading..."? 184.108.40.206 18:50, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
What does the introduction section immediately discuss the difference between business rules and strategic management? These are not two topics that any practitioner of business rule elicitation would confuse. --Nickmalik (talk) 05:55, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
rewrite for clarity and contentEdit
In an attempt to lift the quality of the article from "stub" to something a bit better, I rewrote the article for clarity and content and made a few tweaks to the references. I have not added substantial citable sources, and I believe that there is serious work to be done here, so I've upgraded the class to "B" although I will readily accept it if another editor feels that a classification of "C" is more appropriate. Serious concerns:
- Lack of citations
- May contain opinions with little basis in fact
- The topic is split between two articles: Business Rule and Business Rule Mining. I am not convinced that the standard for notability can be met by keeping these articles seperate.
Best Practices section -- no sourcesEdit
I pulled the following section out of the article as the result of my inability to find this list (or even a subset of it) in any reasonable source. I therefore have no reason not to conclude that this is original research, and does not belong in the Wikipedia article WP:NOR Nickmalik (talk) 19:04, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
- Declarative: A business rule is a statement of truth about an organization. It is an attempt to describe the operations of an organization, not an attempt to prescribe how an organization should operate. This is why business rules are said to be discovered or observed and not created.
- Atomic: A rule is either completely true or completely false; there are no shades of gray. For example a rule for an airline that states passengers may upgrade to first class round-trip tickets if seats are available and they pay the fare increase does not imply that this deal is available for just one leg of the journey.
- Distinct, independent constructs: Separate the things that define your business (the rules) from the processes (i.e. strategies and tactics). Don't build complex and cyclical dependencies - simplify and flatten the constructs.
- Expressed in natural language: In order to appeal to the broadest audience, it is almost always best to express business rules in a natural language without the use of a lot of technical jargon.
- Graphical: Recent tools allow a graphical notation of business rules, rather than or in addition to textual notation. Using graphical notation reduces the use of long technical sentences to express the rules, and allows the interrelationships to be more easily understood and addressed.
- Business, not technology, oriented: For example, a company's business rules should not be foreign to a knowledgeable customer.
- Business, not technology, owned: Business rules come from business decisions. These are independent from implementation decisions.
Reclassifying as CEdit
The authors of the page failed to add citations to reliable sources, a problem that appears to have been around for a while. In an effort to help out, I added a few CN callouts to spur the authors to find sources. Nickmalik (talk) 14:07, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
boolean vs non-booleanEdit
The first sentence claims that a business rule "always resolves to either true or false", but of the four categories of business rule described later in the article (from the Business Rules Group paper) only one of them seems necessarily to be boolean in nature. As far as I know, "definitions of business terms" do not "resolve", and in the paper "derivations" include mathematical calculations resulting in numeric values. Seems like that discrepancy should be resolved. Sbj42 (talk) 18:36, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
The claim about boolean (two-value) logic is not actually supported by reference . Many-valued logic is a possibility, e.g. CREATE ASSERTION in SQL which may evaluate as true,false or unknown. Oradium (talk) 09:52, 19 April 2020 (UTC)