Change impact analysis with a goal-driven traceability-based approach

Wen Tin Lee, Whan Yo Deng, Jonathan Lee, Shin Jie Lee

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Recently, the growing popularity of requirements engineering attracts an increasing attention on requirements traceability and change impact analysis, which also imposes a great demand for a systematic approach in developing software systems to handling traceability relations and requirements changes in an automatic manner. In thiswork, a goal-driven requirements traceability approach is proposed to develop and manage requirements changes along three dimensions: (1) to develop software and manage requirements based on the goal-driven use case (GDUC) approach, (2) to establish and maintain the traceability relationwith a design structurematrix (DSM) to derive the traceability tree, and (3) to analyze requirements change impacts through the partitioning of DSM into blocks to serve as a basis for calculating use case points. The proposed approach is illustrated by a benchmark problem domain of a meeting scheduler system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)878-908
Number of pages31
JournalInternational Journal of Intelligent Systems
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence

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