Use Business Rule Analysts for Rule Engines; Use Business Analysts for Code |
Companies learning to use the business rules approach often run into trouble when they try to use business analysts (i.e. systems analysts) instead of business rule analysts (i.e. knowledge engineers) to define their business rules.
That approach works for traditional IT-driven procedural hard-coded applications. But for leading-edge business-driven declarative rules-based applications, traditional business analysis and systems analysis techniques are probably not going to work.
Knowledge engineering techniques and business rules analysis techniques, however, will work.
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|Use Business Rule Analysts for rule harvesting not IT/Business Analysts or Systems Analysts|