Date Added: Sep 2012
Current escalating demands on software, software developers to be obliged to generate software that can be altered, which escape from the risk of mortifying the software structural-design of the "SDLC phases". Degraded software structural-design is problematic because it makes the system more prone to defects and change requests turn to be costlier. The impacts of change requests to software can be hard to determine. One way to determine these consequences is to artifact the causes and effects caused by change request. A software change artifact allows assessing the effects of a change using different criteria such as causes to apply the change to be requested, change request type and the software module influenced by that change.