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Derek Flood
Kevin Mc Daid
Fergal Mc Caffery
Gilbert Regan
Kevin McDaid
Fergal McCaffery



software companies case studies safety critical computer science quality assurance practitioner research software artifacts traceability critical software

Traceability-why do it? (2012)

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.
Collections Ireland -> Dundalk IT -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ireland -> Dundalk IT -> Open Access DRIVERset
Ireland -> Dundalk IT -> Status = Published
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> LERO - The Irish Software Research Centre
Ireland -> Dundalk IT -> Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> LERO - Project partner authors

Full list of authors on original publication

Derek Flood, Kevin Mc Daid, Fergal Mc Caffery, Gilbert Regan, Kevin McDaid, Fergal McCaffery

Experts in our system

Derek Flood
Dundalk IT
Total Publications: 30
Fergal Mc Caffery
University of Limerick
Total Publications: 121
Gilbert Regan
Dundalk IT
Total Publications: 17
Fergal McCaffery
Dundalk IT
Total Publications: 91