From Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traceability :

Traceability is the ability to verify the history, location, or application of an item by means of documented recorded identification.

We define traceability in software tracking capabilities and implementation of software components to know exactly:

1 The date the component was done (so that we can reproduce the source code)

2 Details of the production (version frameworks, other components, compilation debug / release, other data) so as to have the ability to distinguish between different versions

Assume that we have already answered yes to step 1 (Do you use source control?) from http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000043.html

Last edited Aug 27, 2014 at 3:43 AM by ignatandrei, version 1