traceability matrix template, A Traceability Matrix is usually structured as a table or spreadsheet. Here’s a basic template for a Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM):
|Requirement ID||Requirement Description||Source Document||Test Case ID||Test Case Description||Test Case Status||Defect ID|
|REQ-001||User should be able to log in with valid credentials||User Spec v1.0||TC-001||Test login with valid username and password||Not Run||–|
|REQ-002||User should not be able to log in with invalid credentials||User Spec v1.0||TC-002||Test login with invalid username||Not Run||–|
|REQ-003||User should be able to reset forgotten password||User Spec v1.0||TC-003||Test password reset functionality||Not Run||–|
Breaking down the columns:
- Requirement ID: A unique identifier for the requirement.
- Requirement Description: A brief description or summary of the requirement.
- Source Document: The document where the requirement was originally detailed, e.g., “User Requirement Specification v1.0”.
- Test Case ID: A unique identifier for the test case that validates the requirement.
- Test Case Description: A short description or summary of what the test case does.
- Test Case Status: The current status of the test case, e.g., “Not Run”, “Passed”, “Failed”.
- Defect ID: If a defect or issue is found when running the test case, its identifier is noted here.
This is a basic template, and the actual RTM can have more columns or details based on the project’s needs. Some projects may include priority levels, test environments, test results, and more. The structure and details can be adapted based on the testing methodology, the complexity of the project, and the preferences of the organization.