Select products and product components t be validated and validation methods to be used.
Quantitatively manage the project’s defined process to achieve the established quality objectives for the product being developed.
Products and product components are selected for validation based on their relationship to end user needs. For each product component, the scope of the validation (e.g., operational behavior, maintenance, training, user interface) should be determined. Examples of products and product components that can be validated include the following:
The requirements and constraints for performing validation are collected. Then, validation methods are selected based on their ability to demonstrate that end user needs are satisfied. The validation methods not only define the approach to product validation, but also drive the needs for the facilities, equipment, and environments. The validation approach and needs can result in the generation of lower level product component requirements that are handled by the requirements development processes. Derived requirements, such as interface requirements to test sets and test equipment, can be generated. These requirements are also passed to the requirements development processes to ensure that the product or product components can be validated in an environment that supports the methods.
Validation methods should be selected early in the life of the project so they are clearly understood and agreed to by relevant stakeholders. Validation methods address the development, maintenance, support, and training for the product or product component as appropriate.
Examples of validation methods include the following:
Hardware validation activities include modeling to validate form, fit, and function of mechanical designs; thermal modeling; maintainability and reliability analysis; timeline demonstrations; and electrical design simulations of electronic or mechanical product components.
Set Project Performance Objectives
Derive Objectives for Life Cycle Phases
Identify Sub-Processes for Performance Objectives
Review and Understand Current Process Performance Capabilities