This tutorial explains what Traceability Matrix means and why it is important.
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Consider a scenario where, the client changes the requirement , something so usual in the practical world and adds a Field Recipient name to the functionality. So now you need to enter email id and name both to send a mail
Obviously you will need to change your test cases to meet this new requirement
But , by now your test case suite is very large and it is very difficult to trace the test cases affected by the test cases
Instead , if the requirements were numbered and were referenced in the test case suite it would have been very easy to track the test cases that are affected. This is nothing but Traceability
The traceability matrix links a business requirement to its corresponding functional requirement right up to the corresponding test cases.
If a Test Case fails, traceability helps determine the corresponding functionality easily .
It also helps ensure that all requirements are tested.
Download Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) - Template below. You can tailor the template to suit your project requirements.