Lies, Damn Lies, and Traceability

December 17, 2012

In my last post, Traceability 101, I talked about the essential role traceability plays in the success of a project. By writing business requirements, functional requirements, and then drawing traces between them you can create a traceability matrix that reveals 1) business requirements that are not covered by functional requirements, and 2) out-of-scope functional requirements that creeped into your project.

Too often, however, project managers see the steps in a project from the point of view of items that simply need to be checked off: Read more