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Traceability Requires Simplicity

Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small. The difficult things in this world must be done while they are easy, the greatest things in the world must be done while they are still small. For this reason, sages never do what is great, and this is why they achieve greatness.
Sun Tzu

Providing traceability on a project is a key activity for a business analyst.

High-level business requirements to stakeholder requirements to solution requirements to test scenarios and test cases to ongoing metrics and KPIs is a complicated web of traceability.

If the components at each level are not well defined and independent, traceability becomes complicated.

Traceability can then be a metric for how well the components are defined. If the traceability is becoming complicated and time-consuming, the components can be refined to remove the complication.

When the time is taken to understand the levels of traceability it becomes simple.

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