Gartner Research

Double-Checking Project Quality With Independent Verification and Validation

Published: 23 November 2009

ID: G00172026

Analyst(s): Matt Light

Summary

For sensitive system projects, the risks of succumbing to internal political, budget and schedule pressures may be mitigated by involving IV&V roles and processes.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • IV&V: A Neutral Third-Party Keeps Prime Focus on Quality
    • In-House Projects
    • Externally Sourced Projects
  • Types of IV&V
    • Verification
    • Validation
    • Variations on an IV&V Theme
    • Providers of IV&V and Related Services
    • Costs and Benefits
  • A Threefold Approach to IV&V Neutrality
  • Conclusion and Recommendations

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