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Recommended Citation: Roggio, R F.  Inserting Requirements Traceability into the Capstone Sequence.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2006, v 23 (Dallas): §2152. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 5(19). ISSN: 1545-679X.)
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Inserting Requirements Traceability into the Capstone Sequence

Refereed8 pages
Robert F. Roggio    [a1] [a2]
School of Computing
University of North Florida    [u1] [u2]
Jacksonville, Florida, USA    [c1] [c2]

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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