IV&V

Articles about our IV&V practice area.


Embedded – Observations of an Agile IV&V Guinea Pig

~95% of my 25-year software consulting career has been spent in the service of, or contracted to, various offices and agencies of the United States Government. A considerable portion of the last 15 of those years has seen me plying my trade in the form of Independent Verification and Validation […]


Questionable Assumptions Threaten Federal Contracting Reform

There’s no question that federal contracting for technology services is finally achieving significant momentum toward innovations that are long overdue. To be clear: the acquisition techniques themselves are innovating in order to allow, in turn, for the end result of what the government receives to be technologically innovative. That’s a […]


4 and 5

Recently while I was speaking with a group about one of AEGIS’ core services, Independent Verification Validation (IV&V), there was an exclamation from someone in the room: “Oh! I was wondering what ‘4 & 5’ was….” Unfortunately, the discipline of IV&V remains an obscure art, especially outside of the federal […]


IV&V: Justify Thy Existence!

One challenge we frequently hear hurled at the practitioners and champions of independent verification and validation (IV&V) and quality assurance (QA) is, “How can you justify the cost?” Or sometimes, “How much did you actually save the program?” In other words, “Prove your value!” That’s a difficult request. The idea […]