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Requirements Traceability Matrix Template
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                                                                                     DEP DIVISION — SYSTEM OR APPLICATION NAME
                                                     Change red text as needed.       PROJECT NAME — Needs Assessment — vX.YY

                                                                                  Business   Source of Need
   Need ID             Statement of Need                                          Area       Statement                  Business Priority   Status         Subject Area     Notes
   001                 SAMPLE Program Area Managers need the ability to                                                 Medium
                       identify all program area interests in a facility
   002                                                                                                                  Low                 Proposed       SA_01
   003                                                                                                                  High                Under Review
   004                                                                                                                                      Accepted
   005
   006                                                                                                                                      Rejected       SA_06
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                                                                                                    DEP DIVISION — SYSTEM OR APPLICATION NAME
    Assign requirement numbers AFTER all requirements have
                                                                  Change red text as needed.           PROJECT NAME — Requirements — vX.YY
    been added and sorted as needed.

                                                             Requirement                                                                    Implementa-                  Use
    Requirement                                              No.            Need(s)            Requirement Type         Addressed by         tion Priority   Timeframe   Case(s)   Testability      Notes
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-001        001                Business Requirement     DEP                        1                     N/A       Test Plan

    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-002        002                Business Rule            Vendor                    1                      N/A       Demonstration
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-003        003                Data Definition          Both                      1                      N/A       Simulation
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-004        004                Design Constraint        TBD                       1                      UC-001    Inspection
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-005        005                External Interface       N/A                       1                      UC-002    Analysis
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-006        006                Functional Requirement   DEP                       1                      UC-003    Test Plan

    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-007        007                Quality Attribute        Vendor                    1                      UC-004    Demonstration
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-008        008                Solution Idea            Both                      1                      UC-005    Simulation
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-009        009                Use Case or Usage        TBD                       1                      UC-006    Inspection
                                                                                               Scenario
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-010        010                Business Requirement     N/A                       1                      UC-007    Analysis

    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-011        011                Business Rule            DEP                       1                      UC-008    Test Plan
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-012        012                Data Definition          Vendor                    1                      UC-009    Demonstration
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-013        013                Design Constraint        Both                      1                      UC-010    Simulation
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-014        014                External Interface       TBD                       1                      UC-001    Inspection
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-015        015                Functional Requirement   N/A                       1                      UC-002    Analysis

    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-016        016                Quality Attribute        DEP                       2
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-017        017                Solution Idea            Vendor                    3
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-018        018                Use Case or Usage        Both                      1
                                                                                               Scenario
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-019        019                Business Requirement     TBD                       1

    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-020        020                Business Rule            N/A                       1
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-021        021                Data Definition          DEP                       1
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-022        022                Design Constraint        Vendor                    1
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-023        023                External Interface       Both                      1
    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-024        024                Functional Requirement   TBD                       1

    SAMPLE REQUIREMENT                                       REQ-025        025                Quality Attribute        N/A                      99




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                 Business                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Implementation   Testability
Business Areas   Priorities   Statuses          Subject Areas                    Use Cases                                                                    Requirement Types                                                                               Addressed by   Priorities       Methods
   Name             Name         Name              Name         ID       Name          Primary Actor               Name                         Notes                                                                                                           Name           Name              Name
   BA_01            High         Proposed          SA_01        N/A      N/A           N/A                         Business Requirement         A business requirement states a high-level business objective. It should answer the question: “Why are we       DEP            1                 Test Plan
                                                                                                                                                devoting resources to this requirement?”

                                                                                                                                                Categories:
                                                                                                                                                • Financial benefits such as reduced costs, increased revenue, enhanced market share
                                                                                                                                                • Improvements in business operations
                                                                                                                                                • Strategic positioning or brand enhancement
                                                                                                                                                • Regulatory compliance
   BA_02            Medium       Under Review      SA_02        UC-001   UC-001 NAME   Public User or Admin User   Business Rule                A business rule is an organization policy, industry standard, or law or government regulation that defines,     Vendor         2                 Demonstration
                                                                                                                                                constrains, or governs some aspect of the business. Most business rules exist independently from a
                                                                                                                                                specific software system (that is, they are not software requirements), should be treated as an enterprise-
                                                                                                                                                level asset, and should be documented separately from system-specific requirements. A business rule can
                                                                                                                                                lead to various sets of functional requirements.

                                                                                                                                                Business rule sub-types include:
                                                                                                                                                • Action Enabler: describes an action to be taken when a condition is true, usually written as an “if-then”
                                                                                                                                                or “when-then” statement (for example, “If the customer has an active membership, then display
                                                                                                                                                membership rates”)
                                                                                                                                                • Business Constraint: a policy (whether determined by management or an external regulatory agency)
                                                                                                                                                that limits what the system or an actor within the system can do.
                                                                                                                                                • Computation, Calculation, or Formula: self-explanatory (for example, “The total price shall be
                                                                                                                                                calculated as …”).
                                                                                                                                                • Fact: a simple factual statement, often associated with data attributes (for example, “Each customer has
                                                                                                                                                a unique customer number”).
                                                                                                                                                • Inference: describes a change to the status of data, usually written as an “if-then” statement (for
                                                                                                                                                example, “If the customer does not pay for the reservation by the payment due date, then change the
                                                                                                                                                reservation status to canceled” ).

   BA_03            Low          Accepted          SA_03        UC-002   UC-002 NAME   Public User                 Data Definition              Information that the system will Create, Read, Update, and/or Delete (CRUD). Typically this includes the        Both           3                 Simulation
                                                                                                                                                name of a business object, its attributes, rules, and CRUD functions.
   BA_04                         Rejected          SA_04        UC-003   UC-003 NAME   Admin User                  Design Constraint            A limitation of the solution or of its implementation. Examples:                                                TBD            99                Inspection
                                                                                                                                                • “Funding for this project is only $5,000.”
                                                                                                                                                • “The UI has to be compatible with the following web browsers: …”
                                                                                                                                                • “Coding must be in Java.”
   BA_05                                           SA_05        UC-004   UC-004 NAME   Public User or Admin User   External Interface           An interface between the system and the outside world. There are four types of external interfaces:             N/A                              Analysis

                                                                                                                                                • User interface
                                                                                                                                                • Hardware
                                                                                                                                                • Software
                                                                                                                                                • Communication

   BA_06                                           SA_06        UC-005   UC-005 NAME   Public User                 Functional Requirement       A single statement of one individual function. Sometimes referred to as TSS statements: “The system
                                                                                                                                                shall …” Functional requirements and other types of requirements information typically are embedded in
                                                                                                                                                the software requirements specification (SRS) document.
                                                                UC-006   UC-006 NAME   Admin User                  Quality Attribute            A quality characteristic that the system should possess. Sometimes referred to as quality factors or
                                                                                                                                                quality of service requirements. Examples:

                                                                                                                                                • Performance
                                                                                                                                                • Reliability
                                                                                                                                                • Scalability
                                                                                                                                                • Security
                                                                                                                                                • Redundancy
                                                                                                                                                • Backup requirements
                                                                                                                                                • Usability
                                                                                                                                                • Availability
                                                                UC-007   UC-007 NAME   Public User or Admin User   Solution Idea                A solution and/or statement of design. Usually stated by a business stakeholder, development or
                                                                                                                                                implementaton team member, or even by the BA during project initiation or analysis. Examples:

                                                                                                                                                • “We’ll need a new server for this application refresh.”
                                                                                                                                                • “The public will have to book reservations only through the online system.”

                                                                                                                                                It’s usually best to work backwards from a solution idea to identify the underlying business requirement:
                                                                                                                                                “What problem are we trying to solve?”

                                                                UC-008   UC-008 NAME   Public User                 Use Case or Usage Scenario   Describes a process (collection of individual steps). Examples (possible use case name is underlined):

                                                                                                                                                • “Users will be able to post payments to customer accounts.”
                                                                                                                                                • “Users will be able to run accounts receivable agings reports.”

                                                                                                                                                If starting from a use case or usage scenario requirement, it can be used as a way to identify functional
                                                                                                                                                requirements. Its name should always start with an action verb.

                                                                UC-009   UC-009 NAME   Admin User
                                                                UC-010   UC-010 NAME   Public User or Admin User

				
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