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Use Cases: Requirements in Context, Second Edition by Eamonn Guiney, Daryl Kulak

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8. Requirements Traceability

Obviously something slipped through here.

—REVEREND JOHN VAUGHAN, FINANCIALADMINISTRATOR FOR THE ARCHDIOCESEOF MIAMI, WHEN ASKED WHY THEYHELD STOCK IN COMPANIES THATMANUFACTURE CONTRACEPTIVES

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Requirements traceability is a key to successful software development.

NOTE

This chapter assumes some knowledge of an object-oriented software development process, such as the RUP, Object Modeling Technique (OMT), or something similar.

One reason for the success of use cases in requirements is effective traceability. We define the term as follows:

traceability: clarity of linkage between artifacts

Use cases, when used in the ...

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