Estimating the Cost of Software Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V)

Since IV&V is a level of effort activity (purchase a much as you want) people can buy as much or as little as the want as a level of effort activity. IV&V is not estimated out of the box with SEER-SEM since it is not part of the development itself. Of course some people calibrate in IV&V practices from their organization.

Of course more critical systems would might have more IV&V than less critical ones (which need none) One customer with severe security issues spend about 40% on top of development for IV&V.

Full IV&V is not just independent testing but is an independent look at requirements sufficiency and traceability, design, coding, and testing as well as independent text.

A Titan briefing on the Internet showed IV&V as 35 to 45% http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/systems/Rogers2.pdf

The book “Independent Verification and Validation By Robert O. Lewis”

shows IV&V being up to 18% of software development cost.

092408-2029-estimatingt1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wallace and Fuji (1989) report mixed results on the effectiveness of independent verification and validation (IV&V), largely due to the fact that IV&V adds 10 to 30 percent to development costs while saving 0 to 180% of IV&V costs.

Go Back

Related Resources

Live Training: Effective Ways to Realistically Achieve Savings

Zoom Webinar: Thursday, October 28 @ 10 am PT / 1 pm ET Video will be made available to registrants … Read More Live Training: Effective Ways to Realistically Achieve Savings

Read More

Why Function Points?

Quantitative software measurement extends significant benefits to IT organizations. Relatively few successful, robust, and mature measurement frameworks have been implemented.Function … Read More Why Function Points?

Read More

The impact of COVID-19 on Your Cybersecurity Budget

In response to the pandemic, plenty of organizations had to re-invent themselves or significantly change the way they do business. … Read More The impact of COVID-19 on Your Cybersecurity Budget

Read More