Scary Estimate about the Correctness of Business Rules in Legacy Systems … Are Yours Better or Worse? Do You Even Know?
A business analyst at a major insurance company recently said this: “When we looked hard at business rules currently implemented in existing systems, we found at least 30% were flatly wrong. That’s a very conservative estimate: the actual figure was probably much higher.”
How does that estimate compare to yours? Have you ever done an assessment? I’d like to hear about it. The replies can be anonymous … like this one … DM me or use LinkedIn.
By the way, the business analyst went on to say, “ IT told us they couldn’t solve the problem because it was a business issue not a software issue. And they were absolutely right about that.” Yes indeed they were.
Text excerpted from our new book (Oct, 2011) Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules. See: http://www.brsolutions.com/b_building_business_solutions.php
Tags: legacy rules, legacy systems, reverse engineering business rules, validity
Ronald G. Ross
Ron Ross, Principal and Co-Founder of Business Rules Solutions, LLC, is internationally acknowledged as the “father of business rules.” Recognizing early on the importance of independently managed business rules for business operations and architecture, he has pioneered innovative techniques and standards since the mid-1980s. He wrote the industry’s first book on business rules in 1994.