Traceability and attributes are general concepts that can apply to any work product or work product element.
However, a typical project will have scheduling and budgeting tools, design tools, requirements management tools, and
configuration management tools. These tools often provide and/or impose certain attributes and traceability.
For example, scheduling tools typically provide links between people and tasks, and manage attributes such as percent
complete. The link from task to requirement may be implicit via naming convention, or may be managed explicitly.
Design tools provide links between design elements using Unified Modeling Language (UML), and manage attributes such as
"Description", "Persistency", and so on.
For guidance on linking information across tools, see associated tool mentors.