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The Rules of Business Rules

The NYS Forum Business Analysis/Architecture Workgroup hosted an event entitled "The Rules of Business Rules". The February 24th event featured an insightful presentation followed by a lively panel discussion

The presentation, given by Accenture''s, Eyal Darmon and Selen Onur, addressed the identification and management of business rules, where they can be found, and how they should be documented and maintained.

Eyal and Selen''s presentation highlighted and featured ways in which to document and maintain business rules by:

  • Capturing the decision making process of a State agency based on their rules, policy and legislative documents;
  • Enabling business analysts to actively participate in the rule creation/testing process and maintenance of any rule changes;
  • Providing a clear explanation of how a decision was made, based on specific business rules; and
  • Reacting to changes in policy, law or statute using end-to-end solution for development, testing and deployment of business rules.

Both Eyal and Selen provided examples to support their speaking points by using experiences that they''ve encountered, and the process and methods employed with how they dealt with any issues, challenges, or objectives. The event concluded with an interesting Q & A session where the presenters provided answers and additional insights to the audience.

The presentation slide deck and presenter''s bio may be viewed at:

Pictures taken at the event may be viewed on our facebook page:

Thanks to all of those who attended and presented.

The Rules of Business Rules