Despite IV&V “best practices” within the technology industry and the associated benefits, organizations, some project managers feel threatened by the IV&V team, believing they are only there to spy on them, undermine their authority or quite simply point fingers. In reality, the IV&V team should be a welcome presence as it can actually provide more time for the project manager to think more strategically about the project as a whole.

 

Nascor Global views the process as a critical collaboration activity,  encouraging the project team’s participation as stakeholders and ensuring understanding that the primary value of IV&V is in identifying high-risk areas early in the project which allows the organization to either mitigate risks or prepare contingencies. It also provides project managers and IT staff with an objective analysis that helps them deal with system development issues and offers improved visibility into the progress and quality of the development effort.

 

Nascor ensures the following can be addressed successfully during change initiatives:

  • Correctness – Is each deliverable correct in respect to its methodologies, conclusions, and logic? Is each deliverable accurate with respect to facts and computations?

  • Completeness – Is each deliverable complete in respect to objectives and scope?

  • Consistency – Is each deliverable internally (within the deliverable) and externally (across related deliverables) consistent?

  • Compatible – Is each interface/integration aligning with the solution?

  • Traceability (and Testability) – Can each requirement be independently and repeatedly verified and validated? Are there objective acceptance criteria that the purpose and objectives of the demonstrated results are in the final product?​

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