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dc.contributor.author Regan, Gilbert
dc.contributor.author Mc Caffery, Fergal
dc.contributor.author Mc Daid, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Flood, Derek
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-04T15:03:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-04T15:03:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2576
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Traceability of software artifacts, from requirements to design and through implementation and quality assurance, has long been promoted by the research and expert practitioner communities. However, evidence indicates that, with the exception of those operating in the safety critical domain, few software companies choose to implement traceability processes, in the most part due to cost and complexity issues. This paper presents a review of traceability literature including the implementa-tion of traceability in real organizations. Through both analyzing case studies and research published by leading traceability researchers, this paper synthesiz-es the motivations of the organizations for implementing traceability. Given the importance of traceability in the regulated domain of safety critical software, the paper compares the motivations and benefits for organizations operating inside and outside of this domain. Finally, based on an analysis of the disparate case studies, the paper re-assesses the value of traceability motivators for more widespread adoption by firms outside of the safety critical sector. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE). Communications in Computer and Information Science;290, pp. 161-172
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30439-2_15
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject traceability en_US
dc.title Traceability-why do it? en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 07/SK/I1299 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 08/IN.I/12030 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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