An embedded part of the Orcanos ALM’s Requirements Management Tool, the software makes traceability matrix management between any ALM or QMS artifact in the system easy to navigate and follow. Thanks to its intuitive nature, the tool makes it simple for end users and stakeholders to respond effectively to quality processes such as requirements, test cases, FMEA risk items, customer complaints, CAPA compliance and more.
Benefits of the Traceability Matrix Tool include:
- Simple process for generating a traceability matrix
- Impact analysis and product inconsistency alerts
- Creation of traceability matrix reports
- Easy navigation between traced items
Traceability Tool for Collaboration and Impact Analysis
The Orcanos traceability tool connects all parties in a single workflow process. As a result of this centralized repository, end users and stakeholders from different departments can work together on different artifacts or documents within the system, with the traceability element linking these into one workspace. This allows companies to track what is happening within the product lifecycle and provides an impact analysis of any defined changes
Multi-Level Traceability Matrix
Understanding what is happening within a project at any one time is a critical part of the product lifecycle. The tool generates a multi-level traceability report, giving a clear overview of the project status and associated risk analysis.
For example, a project manager might want to trace all approved risk items from mitigation until mitigation verification. The Orcanos traceability matrix report will show the relevant risks, the linked mitigations, the related test cases for verification and, finally, the results of each case in terms of Pass or Fail.
This is an essential part of the process and the need to link test cases for verification can be achieved within the tool. Stakeholders can set up a traceability link – verification or validation, for example – and track requirements that are not linked to failed test cases. This means that the product lifecycle can proceed smoothly without being linked to projects that failed.
Why is a Traceability Matrix Tool important?
We believe that traceability is a crucial part of both the quality management process and the product lifecycle itself. With that in mind, being able to easily navigate between artifacts and documents in the system can be a powerful element.
A good traceability matrix tool should therefore have the following elements:
- Peer to peer capabilities
- The ability to link corresponding elements between work or project items based on the context of the document that they belong to
- Upstream/Downstream Relations
- The avoidance of repeated mistakes by defining the constraints of related artifacts
- A baseline link recording process that flags up an impact analysis in the event of change
- Unlimited levels of cascading relations tracking
- Simple search options for cases of missing traceability
- Impact analysis reports that can be generated on predefined rules