Policies and Rules – Improving business agility, Part 1: Support for business agility
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Date archived: January 5, 2017 | First published: March 16, 2010
One challenge in architecting and implementing agility in business
solutions today is that the use of the terms - policy and rule, differs across
products. It is not uncommon to find different products defining their own "policy"
or "rules" capabilities making these capabilities control the life cycle of business
assets defined by the product. When this type of diversity in definition surfaces,
it is usually an indication that this capability is an emerging aspect of software
development that has not yet formed a "standard" and this can sometime create
islands of assets.
In order to communicate the information effectively, we have separated the content into 2 articles; Part 1 deals with terms, abstract concepts and relationships, Part 2 describes techniques for applying the concepts to business problems.
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