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Traceability James D. Palmer Presented by: Megan Heffernan
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Agenda What is traceability? Why is traceability important? How is traceability performed? What tools perform traceability? What is the future of traceability?
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Introduction What makes a software project successful? Meets stakeholder requirements How can this be encouraged? Traceability Traceability in a nutshell Shows forward and backward relationships linking requirements with design, implementation, test, and maintenance Know reasoning for everything and how to test
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Why is Traceability Important? Ensures that requirements are met Understand relationship between requirements and the delivered system Lowers risk Creates an audit trail Consistency Control Change Development Risk
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Problems with Traceability Manual process Viewed by developers as a low priority Misunderstood No single modeling method Poor documentation
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When Does Traceability Occur? Entire lifecycle!
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How is Tracing Performed? Client gives developers rough requirements Developers create system, hardware, and software requirements Each element is given a unique identifier Element – requirement, design attribute, test, etc Linkages done manually and managed by a CASE tool Traceability tables are made Matrix
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