Traceability and roll-ups

Traceability and roll-ups

When products are developed or services performed, traceability is an essential component of getting them right. Traceability features allow the user to answer the core question of “where did this come from?” Knowing why you are working on something brings the whole team on board to naturally cross-check requirements, perform more important tasks first, and generally get the job done right the first time.

  • Links between customer feedback, requirements and tasks ensure downstream traceability to their origin.
Linking feedback to a requirement

  • Get it right the first time and keep the whole team on track and in the loop, by making the origin of a requirement or task available and easily accessible to all stakeholders.
  • Traceability between requirements keeps the user abreast of changes on dependent requirements.
  • Keep team motivation high by informing them on who is requesting a feature and what their vision actually is. Remove the disconnected feeling that can sap the drive of a team member who is a few layers removed from the customer.
  • Automatically roll up completion metrics including time, cost, work and percent-complete from the tasks being executed all the way back to the feedbacks and requirements that originated them.
  • Each item, be it feedback, requirement or task, keeps a history record of its changes.