Relationships between artefacts play a vital role in development processes in the automotive domain. Those relationships are established by trace-linking two artefacts. This work addresses the linking between requirements and test cases after requirements reuse.
In the automotive domain new vehicles are released yearly. Those new vehicles are normally not developed from scratch. Quite the opposite, reuse is daily practice. By reusing requirements, reuse also takes place in the beginning of a new vehicle series project. Because test cases are trace-linked to the requirements of the previous vehicle series, one question arises: How can those test cases be trace-linked to the new requirements systematically? In the context of this thesis, this problem is introduced as the RT-problem (RT: Reuse-Test).
This work proposes the RT-linking technique which solves the RT-problem. It introduces the Reuse-based Test Traceability as a new category in the field of Requirements Traceability.
Field studies with real specification documents have been conducted in order to verify the reliability of the RT-linking. The implementation of the main technique developed in this work has been transfered successfully to the industry. As a further contribution, this work provides insights into how test planning and expert knowledge can be taken into account to improve the efficiency of the automatic linking.
|Commitee:||Jähnichen, Stefan, Spillner, Andreas, Helke, Steffen|
|School:||Technische Universitaet Berlin (Germany)|
|Source:||DAI-C 81/1(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Automatic linking, Test cases, Requirements|
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