Business rules are a combination of guidelines and inferences that direct how we do business, what business actions are allowed or not allowed in organization
As businesses need to optimize their performance to compete project in the shortest period of time, Businesses that make decisions without proper rules in place to miss achieving their goals. To avoid this, companies hire dedicated business rules analysts to do Business Rules analysis. Most business rules relate to access control issues and policies.
Business Rules Analyst may be required to:
- Analyze, design & implement business rules that drive an organization and its operations Smooth
- Understand how business rules are determined, enforced, documented and managed
- Map business rules to the processes guided by them
- Update business rules to reflect organizational changes time to time
- Verify which rules will be affected by certain organizational changes
- Manage risks that may interfere with the implementation of business rules
Scope and identify: The 1st step of Business Rules Analyst is to understand the business domain, organization needs and project at micro level. The business rules analyst can identify the sources from which rules are to be extracted and scopes them. After scoping the business rules, the Business Rules Analyst identifies and defines them. Once the rules are scoped and identified,
Formulation: The next step after scoping and identifying business rules is formulating. In formulating, Business Rules Analyst can document the identified, scoped Business Rules and used as aid in application development. The simplest formulation is natural language expression. The next step is expressing them in a logical statement. Based on the organizational and project requirements, the rules may be written in a formal expression which may be exported to a business rules engine. The expressed Business Rules can be validated for correctness by business people at any time and they can be verified against each other for consistency. For Business Rules Analyst It’s important to understand the business audience and adapt the business rule writing style to match their organization’s standards.
Classify the business rules: The next step is to classify the business rules based on a classification method that best fits the organizational structure and project requirements.
The Business Rules Analyst must ensure their proper storage and maintenance of Business Rules. Business rules must be stored in a central repository for business access that is easily accessible, readily adaptable and this allows nurturing of the business rules as they evolve during the development life cycle.