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What is the difference between verification and validation? Part 1

Posted on: December 31st, 2015 by Lou Wheatcraft 3 Comments

A question we are often asked is “What is difference between verification and validation?” This two-part blog answers that question.  In part 1 we discuss the basic concepts of verification and validation in terms of the context in which they … Read More

Features an SE Tool Set Should Have – Update2

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Lou Wheatcraft 1 Comment

Note: I originally came up with the list of features with a focus on features that a Requirement Management Tool (RMT) should have to better manage an organization’s requirements throughout the product development lifecycle.  During the discussion of these features … Read More

Technology Readiness Levels applied to Medical Device Development

Posted on: November 30th, 2015 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

In our previous blog “Using Technology Readiness Levels to Manage Risk” we introduced the concept of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs).  In that article, the basic descriptions for TRLs as used by NASA and the Department of Defense (DOD) were presented.  … Read More

Join us for our upcoming LIVE Webinar

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

Conducting Requirement Inspections: Achieve Cost Savings through Early Requirement Defect Detection Studies show that between 25-50% of software project budgets are eaten up by rework and 70-85% of this rework is related to flawed requirements. Want to reduce your project … Read More

Using Technology Readiness Levels to Manage Risk

Posted on: October 30th, 2015 by Lou Wheatcraft No Comments

In a previous blog “Are the Requirements Attainable?”, we mentioned that one reason requirements may be not be attainable was because the ability to meet a given requirement was based on an immature technology. Engineers, scientists, and marketing personnel often … Read More