Title: Improving the efficiency of verification and validation

Authors: Pekka Belt, Janne Harkonen, Matti Mottonen, Pekka Kess, Harri Haapasalo

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4610, FI-90014, Finland. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4610, FI-90014, Finland. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4610, FI-90014, Finland. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4610, FI-90014, Finland. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4610, FI-90014, Finland

Abstract: The application of electronics and software technologies is spreading to new areas, because they offer new feature possibilities. Consequently, these technologies require more Validation and Verification (V&V) efforts, resulting in increased costs and slower time-to-market for new products. The ICT industry has been forced to significantly improve its V&V processes. In this study, major Scandinavian telecom companies have been interviewed to clarify the challenges of V&V, and to identify ways to tackle them. The management of traditional industrial sectors could use the experiences from the ICT sector as a benchmark, as they will face the same challenges.

Keywords: verification; validation; testing management; services; standards; ICT; information technology; communications; telecom companies; telecommunications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSS.2008.016630

International Journal of Services and Standards, 2008 Vol.4 No.2, pp.150 - 166

Available online: 11 Jan 2008 *

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