The Importance of Acting On an Audit

The entire point of an audit – whether focused on processes, payments, security, or anything else – is to identify problems. Performed internally or by a third party, an audit is capable of digging into the fine details of the way a business operates, and that usually means uncovering practices and policies that aren’t working, gaps in training, or operational …

What Is ERP?

Perhaps you’ve heard the term “ERP” floating around your online circles. Maybe you’ve heard it mentioned by someone in your organization. With increasing popularity (and huge benefits for businesses of all kinds), it’s no surprise that ERP is making its way into water cooler chats and strategy sessions. So, in case you aren’t already familiar with what ERP is – …

Why You Need IV&V for Any ERP, CRM, HCM, or EHR Project

Powerful software continues to dominate the operations of many businesses. For companies of all kinds, organizational software is at the heart of daily function. Whether it’s to manage supplies or customer contacts, employee records or marketing data, the wide world of database and management software only becomes more powerful – and more common. When implementing any such software, IV&V can …

Is There an ROI for IV&V Service?

IV&V services are a large undertaking – there’s no disputing that. Bringing in an IV&V team involves coordinating departments, establishing goals with stakeholders, and much, much more. It can be disruptive to daily operations (at first), and frankly, it’s going to cost money. So, the question for most companies is obvious: is there enough ROI to justify the costs? The …

Who Implements The Changes as a Result of IV&V Findings?

Over the course of IV&V, the team you employ digs deep to find recommendations and proposed changes. Because IV&V looks at every element of the development process (throughout the project lifecycle), the findings cover a range of topics. After all the reporting, meetings, and planning, however – who actually makes these changes? You may finish the IV&V process with a …

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 …

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 …