Fri 19 Aug 2022 20:50 - 21:20 at Dunnart - Traceability 2 Chair(s): Michael C. Panis

Requirements traceability is the ability to link requirements to other software engineering artifacts. Traceability can be classified as either pre- or post-requirements specifications (RS) traceability. Pre-RS traceability links requirements to their origin, for example, a stakeholder statement. However, the benefits of pre-RS traceability are often not clear. In this article, we systematically lay out the benefits of using pre-RS traceability. We present results from both a literature review and a qualitative survey of practitioners involved with documenting and utilizing such trace links. We find that the benefits strongly depend on the practitioners, their tasks, and the project environment. Awareness of these relationships supports a clearer understanding of the benefits of pre-RS traceability and thus motivates successful implementation of the required practices. The results of our research motivates the adoption of pre-RS traceability and present problem areas for future research.

Fri 19 Aug

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20:20 - 21:20
Traceability 2Research Papers / Journal-First at Dunnart
Chair(s): Michael C. Panis Teradyne Inc.
Requirements document relations: A reuse perspective on traceability through standards
Katharina Großer University of Koblenz-Landau, Volker Riediger University of Koblenz-Landau, Jan Jürjens University of Koblenz-Landau
The Benefits of Pre-Requirements Specification Traceability
Research Papers
Julia Mucha Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Andreas Kaufmann Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Dirk Riehle University of Bavaria, Erlangen, Martin Jung Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg