This book provides up-to-date information on determining which software parts affect each other. It provides a lot of ideas for doing impact analysis better, presents a framework for the field, and focuses attention on important results.
The book identifies key impact-analysis definitions and themes. It illustrates the important themes to give you a solid understanding for tackling impact-analysis problems. It includes reports on software source-code-dependency analysis and software traceability analysis. The book shows how results from both areas can more effectively support impact analysis in software engineering repositories.