Analyzing the impact of change on designs

You can determine how potential changes to artifacts can affect related artifacts and resources by performing an impact analysis.

About this task

During the course of a lifecycle project, you must understand how potential design changes can impact related resources such as other design artifacts, requirements, work items, or test plans. By performing an impact analysis, you can determine which resources are related to a selected target artifact and then see what happens if you move or change the target artifact.