Requirements Traceability Matrix

To all SPOC’s, Probation and Technical Contacts:

In November of 2015, the CWS-CARES Project embraced an agile approach to software design and development rather than procuring a monolithic, one-time solution.

As a condition of approval for the change in approach, the California Department of Technology required the Project to trace the development requirements which were originally published in the Request for Proposal (RFP), Child Welfare Services – New System, v7.5, Appendix D, Dated November 20, 2015.

On April 4, 2019, the RFP v7.5 requirements were imported into the Projects Jira Application, the current software tool used to track and manage development work. Jira allowed for CWDS staff to incorporate relevant requirements (known as User Stories) into the appropriate development backlog.

You can view the RFP v7.5, Appendix D on the CWDS website. In addition, you will find several Excel spreadsheets detailing the requirement status, RFP ID number and the Jira Issue number, which will be updated quarterly.

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