The rules are an elementary and important part of getting the maximum value out of the plan and assessment.
Because based on your answers in the assessment, the rules trigger what actions will be suggested. Thus, the actions will not be randomly chosen, rather they will be relevant for your situation.
Be aware, that the rules is defined by your system admin.
Below is an example of a rule that triggers an action:
This means that if you have made an assessment and your score is lower than 4.0 in the area, which in this case is called 'Situation', then it will trigger the action 'Triangulate and validate information from each stakeholder'.
A bit more about rules
The defined rules can be defined in various ways. Rules can be defined to trigger actions on the scores of either areas (as this example), on topics or specific questions. Also the rules are defined to trigger on scores either higher than, equal to, or lower than.
Last but not least, actions can also be triggered by more than one rule. E.g. you can have rules that tigger an actions based on a score higher than 2.0 but lower than 3.5.
And that's it.