After publishing the business rule model poster last week, we received a suggestion from Adriana Beal to provide an example that would illustrate the components of the model. Let’s consider a real life situation, purchasing a book from an online store (with an added constraint of no more than 10 items per customer). Here are the steps a customer would go through to make a purchase:
Business rules are at the heart of all validations for a business software package. The article Seven deadly sins of business rules by Larry Goldberg supports this viewpoint. Sin number 4 in the article is: “There is no standard for a model of business rules that is technology-independent and against which testing can occur early on”.