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Requirements Traceability Matrix September 13, 2005

Posted by Coolguy in Business Analysis.
  • A traceability matrix is created by associating requirements with the work products that satisfy them.
  • Tests are associated with the requirements on which they are based and the product tested to meet the requirement
  • Traceability ensures completeness, that all lower level requirements come from higher level requirements, and that all higher level requirements are allocated to lower level requirements
  • Traceability is also used to manage change and provides the basis for test planning.


1. Jack Benhaim - June 27, 2008

In addition, traceabilty identifies ownership. This should be covered by a RACI (preferably: RASCI) model. Here with closing the circel from requester back through the designer back to owner.

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