Business Rules Vs Business Requirements

Business Rules: Business rules are developed during a business process model development or during business analysis phase which helps to implement business policies and practices.

In other words, business rules are usually constrains that business should function; Example follows… 

  • Customer service cannot take an online order if caller has no account with the us.
  • Customer service cannot accept a next-day delivery order, if the order is received after 6:00 p.m.
  • Inactive members cannot receive Newsletters.
  • Authorizations cannot be created, if provider/member requests before the service.

Business Analysts are expected to validate Test cases / Test Scripts by keeping Business Rules in mind for successful testing.

Business Requirements for above Business Rules:

  • Customer Service must be able to receive call and take an order from a member.
  • Customer Service shall have an ability to take Next Day delivery Orders, before 6:00 p.m.
  • Active members should receive a Newsletter every month.
  • User should have an ability to create a Authorization upon provider/member request.

Business Needs: Business Analyst is also responsible to identify the business needs and PM is responsible for defining them based on project goals, business problems or change or opportunity & what is needed to help them achieve their goals.

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