CHAPTER 7

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Work Item Tracking and Process Customization

Traceability in our ALM processes is key to the successful delivery and maintenance of our applications and systems. In Chapter 2 we saw that traceability is one of the three cornerstones in a successful ALM solution.

  • Traceability of relationships between artifacts. If not done correctly, traceability can be a major cost driver in any enterprise. There must be a way to trace the requirements all the way to delivered code—through architect models, design models, build scripts, unit tests, test cases, and so on. Practices such as test-driven development and configuration management can help, ...

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