The Seapine Traceability Toolkit

Best Practices for Recognizing and Strengthening
Weak Traceability

You know you need traceability between requirements, test cases, test results, resolutions, and source code in your product development process to ensure quality and manage the impact of change. You may even think you're pretty good at it. But how strong is your traceability, really? Strong enough to guarantee quality in every product, every time? Strong enough to help you eliminate wasted time and dollars? Strong enough to pass a compliance audit?

Strengthening your traceability process will reduce project risk, improve efficiency and quality, and help to avoid audit failures by identifying areas that need to be controlled for success.

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The traceability toolkit will first help you assess weaknesses in your current traceability process then guide you through exercises to help strengthen traceability.

Recognizing the Signs of Weak Traceability

Recognizing the Danger Signs of Weak TraceabilityAs good as your traceability process is, there may be areas of improvement. Your traceability may not be as strong as you think if your company or department exhibits any of the six symptoms discusses in this guide.

Six Exercises to Strengthen Traceability

Exercises to Strengthen TraceabilityStrong traceability helps eliminate unforeseen issues and provides a greater assurance of quality and communication. If your traceability isn't measuring up, it's time to pull the stakeholders together and complete the exercises in this guide.

Bonus Content - What Is Your Traceability Strategy?

What Is Your Traceability Strategy?Many people don't think in terms of a traceability strategy. They track product development efforts in an Excel spreadsheet, a manual process that is time-consuming and prone to error. Review this guide for a high-level overview of developing a holistic traceability strategy.

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