Traceability framework for requirement artefacts

In a bid to improve requirement traceability techniques, a framework is presented which aims to clarify the link between artefacts, stakeholders who deal with the software, SDLC models, and their stages. Identifying the links will improve traceability and in doing so support the software development lifecycle. This paper will discuss why a conceptual framework is a suitable choice for the clarification of the links found. It also discusses the design of this framework, including its features and process. The potential contribution of the framework and its usefulness are also explained. A description of why, to whom, and how this framework will be of benefit is provided. This study thus provides an important asset applicable to all sectors of software development.