06 Aug If You Have No Budget for IV&V?
Are you one of those people who believe that you have to have a large development budget in order to retain a provider of independent verification (IV&V) services? Or are you one of those who believes that you have to execute an IV&V methodology throughout the entire development life cycle — from concept through operations or production?
Now you have a choice as to whether you use IV&V services throughout your entire development life cyle or whether you use IV&V for only a single critical document or only a single critical process. Since early blogs described our taxonomy of IV&V services available for the entire development life cycle, this blog will focus on single critical process or document assessment.
A single critical process might be the Configuration Management Process or the Risk Management Process. In another organization the single critical process might be the Quality Assurance Process. A deficiency in any of these processes could well have a negative impact on your system or software development. Our assessment and recommendations will ensure that your critical process conforms to CMMI guidelines and good engineering practices for that process.
In one organization a single critical document might be the Configuration Management Plan or the Requirements Document. In another organization a single critical document might be the Quality Assurance Plan or the Project Management Plan or even the Test Plan. Our assessment and recommendations will ensure that your critical document conforms to voluntary consensus standards and good engineering practices.
To understand what you will receive with either the single critical process or single critical document download a description of each.