Requirements Traceability Review

Traceability is one of the most often used expression in the System Engineering world but it is often a source of frustration. Companies sometimes head down the path of the developing their projects requirements specifications when at some point they realise they can’t trace the drivers of their requirements.


Business, Stakeholder and System requirements can get mixed up and no one is sure which drives which requirement.

The best advice is to start with the end in mind and carefully consider and record the drivers for new requirements as you continue to explore the problem-space and identify new needs and concerns. Some people try to use a spreadsheet for this sort of traceability but the efficacy of this approach is soon challenged on all but the smallest of projects.

HKRP can help you with this problem. We have our own instance of IBM DOORS Next which is the industry standard for Requirements Management. We can either host you on our own instance of this software or assist you to obtain your own instance of DOORS and configure the software to manage your project internally.

Contact us if you would like to discuss requirements traceability on your current or upcoming projects.