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Which of the following statements is true about the requirements traceability matrix?

A. The requirements traceability matrix links product requirements to the assigned resource.
B. The requirements traceability matrix shows the relationship between the product requirements with the assigned cost to complete the requirements.
C. The requirements traceability matrix is created through the Define Scope process.
D. The requirements traceability matrix helps to track requirements throughout the project lifecycle.

HINT: Remember the concept of the requirements traceability matrix.

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Answer and Explanation:
The correct answer is D.

The requirements traceability matrix links the requirements with work products and deliverables throughout the project lifecycle to ensure each requirement is tracked for its completeness and changes. The requirements traceability matrix is a part of the requirements documentation, which is created during the Collect Requirements process and is used in the Validate Scope process.

Details for each option:

A. The requirements traceability matrix links product requirements to the assigned resource.
Incorrect. It is false that the requirements traceability matrix links human resource to product requirements. The resources are often assigned to project work through the WBS.

B. The requirements traceability matrix shows the relationship between the product requirements with the assigned cost to complete the requirements.
Incorrect. This statement is false. The requirements traceability matrix links the requirements to the work products and deliverables to ensure all requirements are satisfied at the end of the project.

C. The requirements traceability matrix is created through the Define Scope process.
Incorrect. This statement is false. The requirement traceability matrix is created through the Collect Requirements process and used as primary input in defining the project scope.

D. RThe requirements traceability matrix helps to track requirements throughout the project lifecycle.
Correct. This statement is true. The requirements traceability matrix helps to track the requirements throughout the project lifecycle by establishing and maintaining the relationship between individual requirements and the corresponding work products created during project execution.

Reference: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017, Page(s) 148-149
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