Tracing is an important technique your team can apply in the struggle to help ensure that you are designing and implementing the right system. The trick is to implement "just the right amount" of traceability in "just the right way" so that the risk-to-reward ratio benefit fits your project's circumstances. Otherwise, you may find that:

  • Your project suffers from excessive overhead without commensurate quality improvement, or worse

  • You fail to deliver the requisite quality and reliability demanded by your project circumstances

These are both in the class of "very bad things that can happen to your project," so it behooves the team to define and implement the right traceability strategy from the beginning.


Managing Software Requirements[c] A Use Case Approach
Managing Software Requirements[c] A Use Case Approach
ISBN: 032112247X
Year: 2003
Pages: 257 © 2008-2017.
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