Sciweavers

Share
RE
2007
Springer

Value-Based Requirements Traceability: Lessons Learned

9 years 10 months ago
Value-Based Requirements Traceability: Lessons Learned
Abstract. Traceability from requirements to code is mandated by numerous software development standards. These standards, however, are not explicit about the appropriate level of quality of trace links. From a technical perspective, trace quality should meet the needs of the intended trace utilizations. Unfortunately, long-term trace utilizations are typically unknown at the time of trace acquisition which represents a dilemma for many companies. This chapter suggests ways to balance the cost and benefits of requirements traceability. We present data from three case studies demonstrating that trace acquisition requires broad coverage but can tolerate imprecision. With this trade-off our lessons learned suggest a traceability strategy that (1) provides trace links more quickly, (2) refines trace links according to user-defined value considerations, and (3) supports the later refinement of trace links in case the initial value consideration has changed over time. The scope of our wo...
Alexander Egyed, Paul Grünbacher, Matthias He
Added 09 Jun 2010
Updated 09 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where RE
Authors Alexander Egyed, Paul Grünbacher, Matthias Heindl, Stefan Biffl
Comments (0)
books