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By Jon M. Quigley I saw a LinkedIn post yesterday about the scope of testing during times of compressed schedule. The position was to test what is new in the software, and of that new, what is the most important, perhaps meaning what if it goes wrong, would be the worst for the client or […]

Verification and Validation The definition for verification and validation can be found at[1]:   We must express some disagreement with the activities associated with the individual areas. For example, testing is not limited to Validation. Testing is also a function of verification as we will use these techniques to understand if the instantiation of the […]

In some recent discussions with product development neophytes, we have heard a merging of the concepts of verification and validation.  Let us set the record straight.  Verification and Validation are not synonymous.  The World English Dictionary defines verification as “establishment of the correctness of a theory, fact, etc…”   and validation as “to confirm or corroborate”.  […]