Verification and Validation (V&V)


Verification and validation are complementary techniques aimed at checking the quality of the system produced.

"Verification is building the product right."

Verification usually takes the form of checking the outputs of any step against the inputs, e.g., testing, reviews, and formal proof. One form of verification which is particularly important is that of safety requirements.

"Validation is building the right product."

Validation usually takes the form of checking the outputs of the entire process against the original requirements, e.g., use case testing, checking the system in its operating environment, etc.

Client:

Boeing Australia Limited, Aerospace Support division in their integration of a Stand Off Weapon and a Secure Voice capability to the F/RF-111C for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).