Managing Traceability Information Models: Not Such a Simple Task After All?
Journal article, 2020

Practitioners are poorly supported by the scientific literature when managing traceability information models (TIMs), which capture the structure and semantics of trace links. In practice, companies manage their TIMs in very different ways, even in cases where companies share many similarities. We present our findings from an in-depth focus group about TIM management with three different systems engineering companies. We find that the concrete needs of the companies as well as challenges such as scale and workflow integration are not considered by existing scientific work. We thus issue a call-to-arms for the requirements engineering and software and systems traceability communities, the two main communities for traceability research, to refocus their work on these practical problems.

Complexity theory

Conferences

Guidelines

Companies

Modeling

Software

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Author

Salome Maro

University of Gothenburg

Jan-Philipp Steghöfer

University of Gothenburg

Eric Knauss

Computer Science and Engineering

Jennifer Horkoff

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering for Testing, Requirements, Innovation and Psychology

RASHIDA KASAULI

Computer Science and Engineering

Rebekka Wohlrab

Computer Science and Engineering

Jesper Lysemose Korsgaard

Grundfos

Florian Wartenberg

Grundfos

Niels Jorgen Strom

Grundfos

Ruben Alexandersson

Systems Engineering

IEEE Software

0740-7459 (ISSN)

Vol. In Press

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Software Engineering

Computer Systems

DOI

10.1109/MS.2020.3020651

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12/29/2020