Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) Template

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Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) captures all requirement (documenting, mapping and tracing) proposed by client. RTM template supports the activity of defining and documenting Test Cases, by arranging them out in the form of a table which clearly trace the requirements. This article helps to understand BRD, TRD / FRD, use of RTM in testing, example of RTM and RTM template

RTM maps all Business Requirement Document (BRD) and Technical / Functional Requirement Document (TRD / FRD) and testers start writing test cases on them.

The use of Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) in testing are-:
1] To assure 100% test coverage

2] Emphasize document or requirement inconsistencies

3] Display status of business requirement

4] Helps to estimate and analyze reworking on test cases if business requirement or functional requirement changed

5] It is used for manual as well as automation project

6] It is used by QAs and development teams to map business and functional requirement

Let’s understand the Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) template with bellow detailed example of Login Process

Project Name -: Login

Project Manager Name -: Mr. Kumar

Project Description -: Verify Login through login page after entering correct login details (Valid user name and password) for successful login

Business Requirement is customer / user can login to the website through customer login page

Business Requirement Project Name Module Name Applicable Role Description
BR1 Login Customer / User Login Customer / User A Customer / User can login using the login page

 Functional / Technical Requirement are customer / user can login to website after entering correct login details (Valid user name and password) for successful login.

Test Case Technical / Functional Requirement Test Case Description Test Case Steps Test Data Expected Result
TC_1 TR1 / FR1 Verify login 1] Go to login page
2] Enter valid user id
3] Enter valid password
4] Click on login
User id = Kumar, Password = Kumar.123 Login successful

Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM) integrate all Business Requirement and Functional / Technical Requirement in spreadsheet as template to identify coverage gap.

RTM helps to identify missed requirements.

Business Requirement Business Requirement Test Case
BR1 TR1 / FR1 TC_1

Above RTM template indicates that 100% coverage of login process

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