An earlier blog described the Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) that one expects to find behind the correct door. This blog describes the skills and experience to expected from someone who claims to be an IV&V specialist. The verification and validation processes are technical p...

You may have seen the television program where the contestant had a chance to walk away with a GRAND prize but only if they opened the right door. For most contestants the door they selected revealed a small and rather minor prize. For the very few who selected the correct door, the prize ranged fr...

Do not hope that your software or system project and its related documentation are on track. Do not wait until your software or system project fails in the test phase to learn that it has not been on track. Instead trust independent verification and validation (IV&V) to provide continuous obje...

The new IEEE Std. 1012 is the largest standard offered by IEEE and may soon be available through ISO.  It is considered to be the most popular IEEE standard and it has been purchased by persons around the globe. This version of the standard is a revision to IEEE Std. 1012-2012. It contains no ne...

While any brand of a 3-prong plug will fit into a 3-prong outlet (assuming both are for the USA market) and USB plugs and ports are standardized so that any mini-USB plug will fit any mini-USB port regardless of the manufacturer, it is amazing to find that there is no standard definition of Independ...

A new and updated version of IEEE Std 1012, IEEE Standard for System, Software  and Hardware Verification and  Validation will soon be available for purchase from IEEE (anticipate early 2017 publication). This is a greatly enhanced version.  Here are just some of the value-added elements: Cri...

Private industry and government agencies share the need to create more with less money. One way they are filling this need is by taking advantage of technology that provides platforms, operating systems and software applications "as a service." This allows them to pay only for what they actually use...