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A Model based Business Process Requirement Rule Specification

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2010 by IJCA Journal
Number 9 - Article 4
Year of Publication: 2010
Atsa Etoundi Roger
Fouda Ndjodo Marcel
Atouba Christian Lopez

Atsa Etoundi Roger, Fouda Ndjodo Marcel and Atouba Christian Lopez. Article:A Model based Business Process Requirement Rule Specification. International Journal of Computer Applications 11(9):17–24, December 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science. BibTeX

	author = {Atsa Etoundi Roger and Fouda Ndjodo Marcel and Atouba Christian Lopez},
	title = {Article:A Model based Business Process Requirement Rule Specification},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2010},
	volume = {11},
	number = {9},
	pages = {17--24},
	month = {December},
	note = {Published By Foundation of Computer Science}


The management of requirement is as complex as there are misunderstanding between designers and end users. To tackle this complexity, we present a business rules specification framework. This approach is defined in an incremental manner. The formalism to specify business rules is first defined for the definition of the basic model, this model is then extended by various concepts for a better comprehension of requirements by both designers and users. This concept includes the notion of equivalence between business rules, refinement of business rules and business rules constraints. Having defined the model, its impact on requirement identity, sub-requirement and requirement sub division are presented.


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