What Is The Typical Cost of IV&V?

There is no simple, one-size-fits-all IV&V program. Because every project is going to be different, it’s difficult to accurately estimate IV&V costs in terms of specific dollar amounts. There are a few ballpark methods that can help people understand the financial undertaking involved with IV&V, but let’s first examine why these costs are tough to calculate. Agile Options Independent evaluation …

What Qualifications Do You Look for in an IV&V Service Provider?

IV&V can be a tricky topic. While many of the same standards are followed regardless of the project, the exact steps taken may be different across varying software or company needs. Searching for an IV&V service provider can be daunting, especially if you don’t know what to expect from the process. To help you navigate this challenging territory, here are …

Who Does The IV&V Team Report To?

Throughout the articles on our blog, we’ve discussed what to expect from IV&V, the ROI it can bring, and even the benefits of the process – but what about management? Once you’ve brought and IV&V team onboard, who do they answer to? As we’ve mentioned before, each IV&V project is going to look a little bit different. Depending on your …

Will IV&V be Done by Internal Team Members or External Services?

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “IV&V” tossed around your company. People talk about how valuable it is, and how critical it can be to successful software development… But how does it actually work? Are you supposed to do it in-house, or bring in an outside team? While your team may be able to perform some of the evaluations of an …

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 …