Traceability Matrix Sample Template

Who is responsible for preparing the traceability matrix

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Answered by: Suchi

  • Jun 8th, 2006


Traceability matrix is where the test plan author,generally the TL,reviews the testcases prepared by test engineers.Here the TL verifies whether the testcases written cover all the Business Requirements or not.He also rejects/deletes extra/not required testcases.

BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS

S/W REQUIREMENTS

TESTCASES

1 BRS(Business Requirement Specifiaction)

1.01 S/W requirement specification

1.01.01 - testcase A

1.01.02 - testcase B

1.01.03

 

1.02- S/W requirement specification

1.02.01 - testcase A

1.02.02 - testcase B

1.02.03

 

2 BRS(Business Requirement Specifiaction)

2.01 S/W requirement specification

2.01.01 - testcase A

2.01.02 - testcase B

2.01.03

 

2.02- S/W requirement specification

2.02.01 - testcase A

2.02.02 - testcase B

2.02.03

 

 

 

Whereas Test Responsibity Matrix(TRM) is a 15x5(15 cross 5) matrix,which includes 15 testing factors & 5 development stages.Here the author(PM/QA/TL) make a list as to which testing factors are required/needed for their particular type of project.

testing issues\development

SRS

Designing

Coding

System Testing

Maintainence

Ease of use

 

 

 

 

 

Authorization

 

 

 

 

 

Access Control

 

 

 

 

 

Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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kiran Synfosys

  • Jan 19th, 2006
 

A matrix which mapps the developement stages along with testing issues is called Traceability Matrix or Test Responsibility Matrix.This can be developed by the Project Manager.

The matrix is like this.There are 15 testing issues and 5 development stages.

testing issues\developmentSRSDesigningCodingSystem TestingMaintainence
Ease of use
Authorization
Access Control
Performance
...
..........

here the project manager is going to map the testing issues to development stages.

So the test engineers while conducting testing they have to follow this TRM which was developed by Project Manager.

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suriii iGATE

  • Apr 18th, 2006
 

Trash,,,

TRM and traceability matrix is not equal buddy...

Test Responsibility matrix is what u told whereas the traceability matrix is used only to trace the things..

So plzz correct it out...

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Suchi

  • Jun 8th, 2006
 

Traceability matrix is where the test plan author,generally the TL,reviews the testcases prepared by test engineers.Here the TL verifies whether the testcases written cover all the Business Requirements or not.He also rejects/deletes extra/not required testcases.

BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS

S/W REQUIREMENTS

TESTCASES

1 ? BRS(Business Requirement Specifiaction)

1.01 ? S/W requirement specification

1.01.01 - testcase A

1.01.02 - testcase B

1.01.03

 

1.02- S/W requirement specification

1.02.01 - testcase A

1.02.02 - testcase B

1.02.03

 

2 ? BRS(Business Requirement Specifiaction)

2.01 ? S/W requirement specification

2.01.01 - testcase A

2.01.02 - testcase B

2.01.03

 

2.02- S/W requirement specification

2.02.01 - testcase A

2.02.02 - testcase B

2.02.03

 

 

 

Whereas Test Responsibity Matrix(TRM) is a 15x5(15 cross 5) matrix,which includes 15 testing factors & 5 development stages.Here the author(PM/QA/TL) make a list as to which testing factors are required/needed for their particular type of project.

testing issues\development

SRS

Designing

Coding

System Testing

Maintainence

Ease of use

 

 

 

 

 

Authorization

 

 

 

 

 

Access Control

 

 

 

 

 

Performance

 

 

 

 

 

??

 

 

 

 

 

???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indu

  • Jul 26th, 2006
 

Pls Give the Eg of TRM

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nanda

  • Sep 6th, 2007
 

My quastion is How you can map between testing factors and development stages...

Regards..

Nanda

       

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Here is an example of a Requirements Traceability Matrix:

Project

Name

Test Case Number

Requirement Number / Document Reference

System Requirements Specification

Business Requirements Document

Work-flow Diagram Number

Wireframe Number

Clarity 10

RC-001

3.2.15

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Clarity 10

RC-101

5.5.3b

Yes

n/a

n/a

n/a

Clarity 10

MB-201

32

n/a

n/a

Yes

n/a

Clarity 10

LT-701

Item B

n/a

n/a

n/a

Yes

Clarity 10

HY-301

12.3.32

n/a

Yes

n/a

n/a


In our company, the test lead or tester is responsible for mapping requirements to test cases.

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