Posted December 15, 1998 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence, Business & Enterprise Architecture, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal
This month's issue of the Communications of the ACM (Vol. 41, No. 12, December 1998) focuses on the topic of requirements traceability, which is defined as "the ability to describe and follow the life of a requirement, in both a forward and backward direction, ideally through the whole system's life cycle." The potential benefits of requirements traceability have created a new market of tools and spurred new thinking about software development processes.