traceability - requirement A column with no X’s would...

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Traceability matrix KJC (traceability.doc – August 23, 2010) A traceability matrix is used to ensure that you are not failing to cover a requirement and/or implementing something for a non-requirement. The matrix below has (example) requirement numbers on the top and (example) specification numbers on the left side. The requirements are the first step; the specification follows from and after the requirements. The X’s in the table indicate coverage. A row with no X’s would indicate that you are implementing a non-
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Unformatted text preview: requirement. A column with no X’s would indicate a missed requirement item. The concept of traceability is a “very big deal” in industry, especially in any work funded by the US Government. Your specification and test plan documents must contain traceability matrices. Example traceability matrix: Requirement items Spec items 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 1.0 X X 2.0 X X 2.1 X X X X 2.2 X 2.3 X X 3.0 X X 4.0 X X---...
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