Metamodel for Requirements Traceability and Impact Analysis on Agile Methods

  • Carlos Andrei CarnielEmail author
  • Raquel Aparecida PegoraroEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 802)


Requirements traceability is a requirements management activity used to identify relations between requirements and to enable the comprehension of its dependencies. In the agile development changes are normal and occur at any moment in the project, requirements are written in the format of user stories which have dependencies between them. These dependencies can be technical or related to the business being developed. Handling dependencies among requirements and impact analysis is a challenge due to the possibility of refactoring and maintenance caused by not analyzed changes. This paper aims to propose a metamodel that enables requirements traceability and impact analysis in agile methods. The proposed metamodel presents the following contributions: enable traceability analysis through the mapping of dependencies between user stories; (b) allow identification of dependencies between user stories and between tasks; (c) management of the evolution of requirements; (d) support on impact analysis of changes.


Metamodel Requirements traceability Agile methods User stories 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal University of Fronteira SulChapecóBrazil

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