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Impact analysis predicts the parts of the software system that can be affected by changes in the system. Selecting the approach to perform impact analysis in the software development phase requires consideration of the class artifact status. Static analysis approaches do not require class artifacts to be fully developed. However, the analysis tends to overestimate the number of affected classes. So it is of little practical use. On the other hand, dynamic analysis approaches expect all the class artifacts to be fully developed.