Over the last few posts, we’ve made a point to clarify that IV&V is an ongoing process. Still, there are periodic expectations that need to be met. Today, we’re looking at some of the common deliverables you can expect from an IV&V provider. As always, the unique nature of a particular business or IV&V team can create some variation. However, …

You may be familiar with the concept of a “project audit.” In terms of software, a project audit is a process of verifying that development is on track, meets standards and compliance needs, is consistent with final specifications, meets contract agreements, and a range of other criteria… Now, at first glance, this sounds an awful lot like the process of …

As we’ve covered in previous entries, the purpose of IV&V is to provide quality control. The intent is to identify risks, ensure compliance, and guide the development process toward intended goals. Now, because IV&V efforts are so specific to the software or system being evaluated, the nuts and bolts of execution will look different for everyone. The goals (and benefits), …

IV&V (independent verification and validation) is all about quality control. The process can identify issues and reduce costs. Ensuring the development of products, services, and software within the bounds of compliance and desired functionality is the goal. …But what projects stand to benefit from IV&V? While a host of different industries can (and do) utilize IV&V in various forms, the most …