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



process assessment model traceability assessment risk management change management automation computer science medical device software development lifecycle software quality software systems requirements traceability safety critical process assessment

A traceability process assessment model for the medical device domain (2014)

Abstract Traceability of requirements through the software development lifecycle (including supporting processes such as risk management and change management) is a difficult and expensive task. The implementation of effective traceability allows organizations to leverage its many advantages, such as im-pact analysis, product verification and validation, and facilitation of code maintenance. Traceability is conducive to producing quality software. Within the medical device domain, as in other safety critical domains, soft-ware must provide reliability, safety and security because failure to do so can lead to injury or death. However, despite its criticality most software systems don’t employ explicit traceability between artefacts. Numerous barriers hamper the effective implementation of traceability such as cost, complexity of relation-ship between artefacts, calculating a return on investment, different stakeholder viewpoints, lack of awareness of traceability and a lack of guidance as to how to implement traceability. To assist medical device organisations in addressing the lack of guidance on how to implement effective traceability, this paper aims to present the devel-opment of a traceability process assessment model and how traceability process assessment and maintenance could be fully automated using the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) initiative. The process assessment model will allow organisations to identify strengths and weaknesses in their existing traceability process and pinpoint areas for improvement.
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 McDaid, Fergal Mc Caffery, Miklos Biro, Gilbert Regan, Kevin Mc Daid, Fergal McCaffery

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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