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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Independent Verification and Validation
October 1999 (vol. 32 no. 10)
pp. 79-83

The complexity of today's software systems mandates a structured approach to development and a verification and validation process that ensure that the right product is built and that it is built right. A V&V process is critical for those high-consequence systems in which a software failure can result in injury or death or where live testing isn't feasible. NASA Langley Research Center funded a study to examine the effectiveness of the Army's Software Engineering Evaluation System (SEES). The project led to a study designed to examine the benefits of using SEES as an independent V&V methodology. The study consisted of two independent development groups. Each was given an identical set of requirements that outlined a solution to a particular problem. The authors asked both groups to design, code, and test their software. The results indicate that IV&V provides a significant value-added component to the software development process.

Citation:
James D. Arthur, Markus K. Gröner, Kelly J. Hayhurst, C. Michael Holloway, "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Independent Verification and Validation," Computer, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 79-83, Oct. 1999, doi:10.1109/2.796141
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