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Extended requirements traceability: results of an industrial case study

Gotel, O. & Finkelstein, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-2167-9844 (1997). Extended requirements traceability: results of an industrial case study. Paper presented at the 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering, 6-10 Jan 1997, Annapolis, USA. doi: 10.1109/ISRE.1997.566866


Contribution structures offer a way to model the network of people who have participated in the requirements engineering process. They further provide the opportunity to extend conventional forms of artifact-based requirements traceability with the traceability of contributing personnel. In this paper, we describe a case study that investigated the modeling and use of contribution structures in an industrial project. In particular, we demonstrate how they made it possible to answer previously unanswerable questions about the human source(s) of requirements. In so doing, we argue that this information addresses problems currently attributed to inadequate requirements traceability.

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Additional Information: ©1997 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Publisher Keywords: Computer aided software engineering, Humans, Computer science, Personnel, Software systems, Software tools, Joining processes, Information retrieval
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Presidents's Portfolio
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