Importance of Traceability & How it can help you manage your Projects Efficiently

Traceability is hard to ignore when it comes to project management. Whether you’re a project manager, business analyst, test manager, developer, or a product owner, you need to ensure you are delivering as per the business objectives.

Tracing the requirements for each sprint, release or project gets difficult in this fast-paced development environment. Irrespective of the organization and adopted methodologies, each release can have a wide range of requirements. Some projects may only have a handful of requirements, while other projects could have hundreds of requirements.

Gartner explains why companies underestimate the benefits of traceability:

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3 ways to enhance Project traceability using Links Explorer Traceability & Hierarchy

Comprehensive and reliable traceability is essential for any Project. Traceability helps ensure the alignment of the project tasks and deliverables with the business requirements. Tracking project tasks, subtasks, or bugs can be challenging, depending upon the complexity of your projects.

For example, one high-level Epic divides into several stories, or a high-level task divides into multiple subtasks. Now we all know that the only constant in a project is change. So, when a high-level Epic or task is changed, it is necessary to find all of the linked stories or bugs or tasks and subtasks to make sure they are not impacted. If you have only one linked story or subtask, this would be ok. But when there are tens and hundreds of stories or subtasks, it can become painful.

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Learn How Links Explorer Can Simplify Traceability Of Issues Within Jira

Traceability And Its Importance

Traceability refers to the capacity to record and trace a workflow from a finished part to its corresponding entities and vice versa. Traceability is applicable in industries like supply chain, software development, healthcare, and security.

According to A Guide to the Business Analyst’s Body of Knowledge, “the goal of tracing is to ensure that requirements are linked back to a business objective”. 

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