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Article Name: A study to support agile methods more effectively through traceability

The purpose of doing an analysis on any software engineering article is to have an idea about the

nature of research, how the information is organized and what kind of structure they mostly used in research

paper so this helpful information can be used later. This article was published in the journal selected in the

previous assignment.

The researcher used the IMRD structure to organize their information as they first have an

abstract, introduction, background or literature review, agile process explanation in detail and conclusion at the

end [1]. In this paper, they used IEEE format for citation [1]and it is a problem-oriented research because the

author is discussing the problems occurred using agile methods and then they talked about how to overcome

these problems using traceability. The visual data type that is used in this paper is diagrams or figures to explain

the processes in sequence.

This study summarized that Three features that traceability model should support to be less

dependent on specific development processes: 1) User defined traceability links 2) roles 3) linkage rules [1]. In

this paper, After introducing three features into traceability models, two main advantages are obtained 1) the

support they can provide to agile process stakeholders is significantly more extensive and 2) it will be possible

to achieve a higher degree of automation [1].

In this article, the object of study which is also a Move 1 [2] is Traceability is recognized to

be more important for supporting agile development processes [1]. It is move 1 because its the most centralized

idea of the paper mean the whole research paper is related to this sentence.

In this paper, the trace is defined as the relationship between two or more products of development

and traceability is defined as the degree to which every element of software development made its reason for

existing [1], which is also a move 1 [2]. The exigence which is also a move 2 [2] is to study the processes of

agile from the perspective of traceability, then mentioning some requirements of traceability to support
effectively processes of agile and then explaining traceability meta-model (TmM) in detail and how it can assist

the idea of supporting the processes of agile more effectively [1].

The purpose of this paper which is also Move 3 [2] is to identify the difference between agile and

traditional processes using traceability concepts specifically from the perspective of traceability meta-model

(TmM) [1].

This paper will help researchers to improve or provide more support to processes of agile and
specifically the automation process [1]. It will also help people to understand how the traceability meta-model
(TmM) can be used to differentiate between the processes of old and agile [1]. This research paper has enough
information to help me understand the different processes of software development such as TDD, SDD and TmM
and which are appropriate for agile processes.


[1] A. Espinoza and J. Garbajosa, "A study to support agile methods more effectively through," Innovations in
System and Software Engineering, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 53-69, 2011.
[2] J. M. Swales and B. C. Feak, Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd Edition, Michigan: Michigan
Publishing University of Michigan Press, 2012.