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Maturity of verification and validation in ICT companies
by Janne Harkonen, Pekka Belt, Matti Mottonen, Pekka Kess, Harri Haapasalo
International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL), Vol. 6, No. 1, 2009

 

Abstract: This paper examines the maturity of Verification and Validation (V&V) activities in the different phases of a New Product Development (NPD) chain. A Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)-based Verification-Validation Maturity Model (V2M2) is utilised for the analysis. In this study, the maturity of V&V activities is analysed based on interviews conducted in major Scandinavian telecom companies. The study highlights how the maturity of V&V in production is higher than in earlier NPD phases. The overall maturity of V&V activities is found to require significant improvement.

Online publication date: Sun, 30-Nov-2008

 

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