Motivation Matters in the Traceability Trenches

  title={Motivation Matters in the Traceability Trenches},
  author={Patrick M{\"a}der and Olly Gotel and Ilka Philippow},
  journal={2009 17th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference},
Reports from the field are few and far between when it comes to traceability. As a community, we know little more about the traceability practice in companies today than we did a decade ago. This paper reports on findings from a practitioner survey designed to get a high-level update on traceability practice and problems. What emerges is the importance of the prevailing motivation underlying traceability adoption in an organization and we characterize this in four ways. We use these… CONTINUE READING
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