CHAPTER 11Business Requirements Traceability

Traceability of business requirements is a very important consideration when developing systems. You should be able to trace each piece of functionality incorporated into a system back to the original business requirement. But as business requirements evolve into design and solution, you will discover what is known in the information technology world as derived or implicit requirements. These are requirements mandated by the chosen solution. The number of requirements tends to explode at this point because the solution process is complex.1 Robert L. Glass writes, “This requirements explosion is part of the reason that it is difficult to implement requirements traceability—the tracing of the original ...

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