requirements traceability matrix example
A Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) is a document that helps to identify and track requirements throughout the project life cycle, from inception to testing and deployment. It ensures that all requirements defined for a system are tested and helps to check the impact of changes in the specified requirements.
Here is an example of a simple RTM:
|Requirement ID||Requirement Description||Origin||Design Document||Code Component||Test Case|
|REQ-001||The system shall allow the user to login with a username and password||User Interview||Design Document 1.2||Login Module||Test Case 001|
|REQ-002||The system shall display an error message when login fails||Stakeholder Meeting||Design Document 2.1||Error Handling Module||Test Case 002|
|REQ-003||The system shall encrypt user passwords||Security Policy||Design Document 3.3||Security Module||Test Case 003|
In this RTM:
- Requirement ID is a unique identifier for each requirement.
- Requirement Description is a brief explanation of the requirement.
- Origin indicates where the requirement came from or who requested it.
- Design Document refers to the design document where this requirement is described in detail.
- Code Component refers to the part of the system or application where this requirement is implemented.
- Test Case refers to the specific test case designed to verify this requirement.
An RTM can be as simple or as complex as the project demands. For larger projects, it might include additional columns for priority, status, release version, etc. The key is to include all the information that will help the team to track each requirement from inception to implementation and validation.
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