Volume 5

Volume 5, Number 19

June 5, 2007

11 pages512 K bytes

Inserting Requirements Traceability into the Capstone Sequence

Robert F. Roggio
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL 32224 USA

Abstract: Computing programs typically have a capstone course or sequence wherein students customarily marshal their academic skills and specify, design and develop a modern, often web-based, application. The process guiding this development may be a light-weight methodology or a heavy-weight methodology – or somewhere in between; the development may be implemented using a traditional, procedural approach or an object-oriented approach. But in any event, stakeholder needs must ultimately be mapped into a requirements specification that supports follow-on design and implementation. This paper provides the motivation, mechanism, and empirical data showing how the infusion of requirements traceability into a capstone sequence is low in cost, high in value, and easy to implement.

Keywords: capstone software development; requirements traceability

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Recommended Citation: Roggio (2007). Inserting Requirements Traceability into the Capstone Sequence. Information Systems Education Journal, 5 (19). http://isedj.org/5/19/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §2152. ISSN: 1542-7382.)