How to create requirement traceability matrix with TFS

Posted: June 19, 2018 by Natalya Rahmany

How to create requirement traceability matrix with TFS

 

Requirement traceability matrix is one of the common methodological processes in testing. Still, so many projects do not know or use it in project testing.

 

In my opinion, it’s one of the best tools to measure your product quality.

 

Are you agree with me? Share with me your experience with it 😊

 

What meaning of requirements traceability matrix?

requirements traceability matrix

 

The requirement traceability matrix is used to record the relations of the requirements to the design, development, testing, and release of the software as the requirements are allocated to a specific release of the software.

 

How to manage traceability matrix with TFS?

 

Changes to the requirements are also recorded and tracked in the TM.

 

The TM is maintained throughout the lifecycle of the software release and is reviewed and approved by the QA Manager, SW Director and Product Manager (of course, it could change depends on project policy).

 

For QA the requirement traceability matrix is very important because the process is done to make sure that all the requirements have been covered in QA test cases.

 

Here is an example for success TFS traceability matrix using.

 

  1. If you are using User Story methodology you should open a new US in TFS.

Go to all links tab->Link to ->Opened a window “Add Link to User Story”

Choose “Link type”->Child

In Link, Details choose field “Work item IDs” and put a number of the relevant test case. Press “ok”

In the same way, you can relate test case to the relevant US, just choose link type “parent”

 

     2. The second step is to link bug to test case :

Open a new bug-> Go to all links tab->Link to ->Opened a window “Add Link to New Bug”

Choose “Link type”->Parent

In Link, Details choose field “Work item IDs” and put a number of a relevant test case or User Story. Press “ok”

In the same way, you can relate test case to the relevant bug just choose link type “child”.

 

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