How Often Do You Do IV&V?

When exploring IV&V options, people tend to ask: “How often does it need to be done?” Well, the most correct answer to such a question is,”It doesn’t quite work that way.” IV&V isn’t a one-off activity that companies bring in from time to time. Instead, IV&V is an ongoing process that spans the lifecycle of software development. So the answer to …

The Difference Between IV&V and a Project Audit

Ensuring quality products and services should be a priority for every business. There are plenty of methods for assessing quality, but when it’s time to review an entire process, most turn to experts. This leads us to today’s pressing question. If you’re looking to evaluate the quality of a process, what do you look for? Do you need a project …

What Is The Typical Deliverable of IV&V?

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, …

What’s The Difference Between IV&V and a Project Audit?

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 …

The Benefits of IV&V

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), …

The Kind of Projects That Need IV&V

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 …

Cloud ERP in the SCM Sector

Supply chain management is central running an efficient operation. A supply chain involves numerous vendors, multiple departments, and any number of employees – all working together to make sure supplies, raw materials, and stock are in place to meet customer needs. More and more companies are recognizing the benefits ERP software can provide in the SCM sector. As technology continues …