Independent Verification and Validation Services

Independent Verification and Validation Services Overview

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Management and Support

While many organizations may be aware of the need to support IT system/software engineering, a surprising number never assess supporting documentation. TestPros understands the relationship of the Statement of Need, Project Management Plan, Software Quality Assurance Plan, and Configuration, Management Plan to the success of the engineering and development effort.



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System Engineering

System requirements are the foundation of system/software development, yet inadequate attention may be paid to verifying the quality of the requirements prior to designing the implementation of the system/software. A thorough evaluation of the system requirements mitigates the risk of creating poor software and interface requirements. Throughout the engineering process, TestPros provides objective evidence with its knowledgeable recommendation to accept or reject the product.

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Processes and Procedures

The larger or more complex the project the more important it is that approved processes and procedures are implemented. TestPros will assess your draft or approved processes and procedures. We have the unique ability to provide critical independent verification and validation support to a wide range of processes ranging from configuration management and test to CPIC and EVMS.




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Reviews and Audits

The larger or more complex the project the more important it is that approved processes and procedures are implemented. TestPros will assess your draft or approved processes and procedures. We have the unique ability to provide critical independent verification and validation support to a wide range of processes ranging from configuration management and test to CPIC and EVMS.




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Test and Test Witness

Depending on the complexity of the system and its integrity level there may be multiple levels and multiple iterations of testing which may be executed by a separate test group or by the developer. To ensure the veracity of the test process TestPros may witness the testing performed by others or may support user acceptance test. Testing will determine if system, software, and interface requirements have been satisfied. TestPros will identify the results along with the document evaluations to determine if the system, when operational, will meet the business needs of the organization.

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Independent Verification and Validation Experience

Health and Human Services

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DHS, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

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DHS, Office of the Chief Financial Officer

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Digital Documents

Web-based Applications

Desktop Applications

Mobile Devices

DevOps/Agile

Frequently Asked Questions

IV&V is an activity across the life cycle, not an isolated effort performed at random intervals. It’s a process of evaluation to ensure the end product matches what is desired from the start. TestPros’ experts have worked within multiple SDLCs, to bring success to projects, regardless of their methodology, Waterfall, Agile, or something else. We’re not just performing testing and looking at the results, we’re understand the system requirements as a whole, what the correct software the end user needs, and determining if the delivered software in actually that.

While IV&V alone can’t guarantee a rise in quality of your software, it can ensure you understand where quality issues are coming from, and help provide insights into resolving them. TestPros’ experts have decades of experience reviewing, analyzing, and providing insight into projects not just from the testing perspective, but also from the technical and management. We’ve worked with dozens or organizations to help identify and fix issues such as release process bottlenecks, to technical debt buildup to poor testing practices, all of which have produced a drastic uptick in software quality.

TestPros doesn’t intend to just come in and do some ‘thrown over the wall’ testing and review. We intend to find out discrepancies in the product quality and specifications, in order to help product developers build products better. We can also help ensure that project work is adhering to the regulations and budgets set out. For software projects, expect TestPros to examine the source code, and review associated product documentation. We’ll also use tools to perform both static and dynamic analysis of the software to ensure the application doesn’t just work, but is being designed and built in a stable, secure and maintainable fashion. We might perform some functional testing, or we might just review your existing testing, and ensure it’s covering the areas that are needing, and providing the correct amount of analysis.