In this video, I want to answer the question, what is a Requirements Traceability Matrix and how do you create one?
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A Requirements Traceability Matrix is a grid that links users’, customers’, or other stakeholders’ product, process, or service requirements to the deliverables that satisfy them.
Requirements Traceability Matrices are most often used in software projects, where they connect user requirements with elements of the final system, and document the test cases that will demonstrate that the system fulfills the requirements.
It’s a way of tracking each need through the project process, to ensure the final set of deliverables meets them all. It is also a valuable supporting tool for evaluating change requests and keeping track of those that are approved.
So, we can see a Requirements Traceability Matrix as a core document in the process of Project Scope Management.
In a basic Requirements Traceability Matrix, each requirement will have:
It may also include:
Requirements Traceability Matrix Tools
There are plenty of software implementations of the Requirements Traceability Matrix.
A lot of basic project management software tools like Monday, Asana, and Click-up make it easy to create RTMs too.
But it is also easy to construct a simple RTM spreadsheet and I have added one to our Project Management Templates Kit.
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Dr Mike Clayton is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK. He is author of 14 best-selling books, including four about project management. He is also a prolific blogger and contributor to ProjectManager.com and Project, the journal of the Association for Project Management. Between 1990 and 2002, Mike was a successful project manager, leading large project teams and delivering complex projects. In 2016, Mike launched OnlinePMCourses.
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