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Deciding to adopt traceability in practice : influencing this decision

Blaauboer, F.A. (2006) Deciding to adopt traceability in practice : influencing this decision.

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Abstract:In literature, (requirements) traceability is regarded as a very useful concept. In this research, traceability is seen as ¿the ability to describe and follow the life of a requirement, in both a forward and backward direction¿ (Gotel and Finkelstein, 1994). Many experienced practitioners also see the use of traceability. Yet in practice it is not adopted as much as one would expect. This gave rise to the following research: What are the factors that influence the adoption of requirements traceability in a development project, and how should one go about these factors to influence the adoption of traceability? Answering this question shows the issues with regard to the adoption of traceability, but also provides ideas about how Ordina should deal with this. To achieve this goal and to answer the central research question, an explorative research study was performed. The research technique chosen here was the use of case studies. First, a theoretical base has been developed, in order to gain an insight into the issues at hand. Subsequently, this theory was confronted with the findings of the empirical research, leading to an adaptation of the theoretical base.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Ordina NV
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Information Technology MSc (60025)
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