Artifacts > Requirements Artifact Set > {More Requirements Artifacts} > Requirements Attributes

Requirements Attributes
This artifact contains a repository of project requirements, attributes and dependencies to track from a requirements management perspective.
Role: System Analyst
More Information:

Input to Activities: Output from Activities:

Purpose To top of page

The Requirements Attributes artifact provides a repository of the requirement text, attributes and traceability for all requirements. It should be accessible by everyone in the development organization.

Brief Outline To top of page

The following views should be available for viewing the current status of the Requirements Attributes artifact:

1. Requirement Attribute Matrices

1.1 <type of requirement>
For each type of requirement, present a matrix that lists the requirements on one axis, and all attributes on the other axis. For each requirement, show the state of its respective attributes.

2. Requirement Traceability Matrices

2.1 <type of requirement>

2.1.1 <type of requirement traced to>
For each type of requirement, present a matrix that lists the requirements on one axis, and all items traced to on the other axis. For each trace, show its state (OK or suspect).

3. Requirement Traceability Tree

3.1 <type of requirement>

3.1.1 <type of requirement traced to>
A traceability tree provides a graphical view of traceability relationships to or from requirements of a specific requirements type (the root).

Timing To top of page

The configuration of this repository is defined in the Requirements Management Plan. The repository should be set up and begin to be populated in late inception phase. The contents will evolve throughout the whole development cycle.

Responsibility To top of page

A system analyst is responsible for the integrity of the Requirements Attributes artifact, ensuring that:

  • The Requirements Attributes repository contents are updated and distributed.
  • Input from all concerned parties is considered.

Tailoring To top of page

If you are using a requirements management tool, such as Rational RequisitePro, you can maintain the repository information directly in saved views in the requirements management database.

Copyright  1987 - 2001 Rational Software Corporation

Display Rational Unified Process using frames

Rational Unified Process