A Software Tag Generation System to Realize Software Traceability
This paper describes a system that supports to generate the software tag which makes software development visible to software purchaser (users). A software tag is a partial set of empirical data about a software development project shared between the purchaser and developer. The purchaser uses the software tag to evaluate the software project, allowing them to recognize the quality level of the processes and products involved. In order to implement the mechanism to use the software tag effectively, it is necessary to support generating the software tag. We have implemented a system named Collect Tag that supports to collect data and generate the software tag. We conducted a case study to evaluate the usefulness of Collect Tag and generated software tag. The results show that using Collect Tag requires low cost to generate the software tag.