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BMM12 — Incomplete Application of Closed Issue 10113 - Actionable to Practicable

  • Key: BMM12-8
  • Legacy Issue Number: 16005
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Business Rule Solutions, LLC ( Ron Ross)
  • Summary:

    Description

    The very first sentence of the resolution to closed issue 10113 says: "The resolution is: ยท To align BMM definitions of 'directive' and 'business rule' with corresponding definitions in SBVR, using "practicable" and "directly enforceable" instead of "actionable". ..."

    I find two instances of "practicable", both in the current definition of business rule:

    business rule
    Definition directive that is practicable
    Note ‘Practicable’ means that a person who understands a directive could observe a relevant situation (including his or her own behavior) and recognize directly whether or not the business was complying with that directive.

    It looks like to me, the voted resolution of Issue 10113 was simply not propagated to the remainder of the text. I find 10 instances of the word "actionable". All seem to be in explanatory text, not definitions. Here is one example in section 8.2.9. This text is in exact contradiction with the definition above.

    Business Policies provide broader governance or guidance that is not directly actionable. Business Rules provide specific, actionable governance or guidance to implement Business Policies. 'Actionable’ means that a person who understands a Business Rule could observe a relevant situation (including his or her own behavior) and decide directly whether or not the business was complying with the rule.

    Proposed Resolution: Change all 10 instances of "actionable" to "practicable".

  • Reported: BMM 1.1 — Mon, 31 Jan 2011 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — BMM 1.2
  • Disposition Summary:

    Change all 10 instances of "actionable" to "practicable".

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT