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PC Member in 1st International Workshop on Value-Based Software Traceability, VALSOT 2011
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Information technology and adata processing
Traceability defines and maintains relationships among the artifacts involved in the software-engineering life cycle. This mechanism is widely used for purposes as project visibility and accountability, and it provides an essential support for developing high-quality software systems. Traceability has traditionally been strongly influenced by software process drivers; however, during the last few years, the software process is starting to take into account new drivers. One such driver is the software product's value. The global value of a product can be understood as the perceived benefits in relation to its cost. Both business and technical areas of an organization consider the value concept as a priority, for analyzing software costs and benefits. For these purposes, a tight interaction between these two sides is fundamental. From the perspective of traceability, the value consideration may change many assumptions. For instance, the development artifacts that are involved in traceability (requirement, user story, design items, test unit, etc) should contain the necessary information to estimate its value under a given context. Simi­larly, traceability items (tracing links, tasks or resources to support traceability) need also to consider the value concept. Thereafter, the traditional traceability schemes seem to be too limited for describing and tracing the value. Since, busi­ness areas are involved and interested in software value tracing, the traceability approaches need to be more streamlined than those ones more technical oriented. Additionally, the agile community advocates the advantages of lean traceability for avoiding bothersome tasks that are difficult to perform in agile contexts.
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  • Autor: Juan Garbajosa Sopeña (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de tecnología de software y sistemas
  • Departamento: Organización y Estructura de la Información
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Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)