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The barriers to traceability and their potential solutions: towards a reference framework

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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 2012-10-15T13:47:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-15T13:47:47Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2610
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, often due to associated cost and complexity issues. This paper presents a review of traceability literature including the implementation of traceability in real organizations. Through both analyzing case studies and research published by leading traceability researchers, this paper synthesizes the barriers faced by organizations while implementing traceability, along with proposed solutions to the barriers. Additionally, given the importance of traceability in the regulated domain of safety critical software, the paper compares the barriers for organizations operating inside and outside of this domain. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 38th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications;
dc.subject traceability en_US
dc.subject barriers en_US
dc.subject saftey-critical en_US
dc.title The barriers to traceability and their potential solutions: towards a reference framework 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 20/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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