Live Traceability™ is the ability for any engineer at any time to see the most up to date and complete up and downstream information for any requirement, no matter what stage of development it is in or how many siloed tools and teams it spans, which enables the engineering process to be managed through data.
Live Requirements Traceability
Companies enable each engineering discipline to choose best-of-breed tools to optimize their team’s productivity. These siloed tools make it challenging to achieve live requirements traceability required by industry standards and systems/quality engineering best practices.
Jama Software, Tasktop, Intercax, LDRA, Vitech, and MID GmbH are the founding members of this alliance.
Requirements traceability must span hardware, software, and electrical product development activity from needs analysis, requirements definition, systems design, component design, development, integration, and through to risk analysis, testing, verification, and validation. In most companies, this spans 10 to 50 tools and spreadsheets. There are no single, software platforms that come even close to providing all of the required functionality. The only option is to achieve Live Traceability™ across these best-of-breed tools.