Suppose you have 10 requirements and 20 test cases for the same in a module. A requirement, say R3 changes. For this requirement how would
you know as to which test cases should be modified and how would you track the changes?
If you were using a requirement traceability matrix it would be easy to find what requirement is satisfied by which tests. Otherwise, if you are not familiar with the links between the requirements and the test, and if no one else is, you will have to go through each requirement and figure out which test satisfies it.
The changes to a test should be tracked in the test description area of the test under modified how, when, and by whom. Or a new test could be generated from the old test with a revision number indicating that it should be used for this revision of the application.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
~ Winston Churchill ~