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Verification and validation in industry - a qualitative survey on the state of practice

Andersson, Carina LU and Runeson, Per LU (2002) 2002 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering Proceedings In 2002 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering Proceedings p.37-47
Abstract
Verification and validation activities take a substantial share of project budgets and need improvements. This is an accepted truth, but the current practices are seldom assessed and analyzed. In this paper we present a qualitative survey of the verification and validation processes at 11 Swedish companies. The purpose was to exchange experience between the companies and to lay out a foundation for further research on the topic. The survey is conducted through workshop and interview sessions, loosely guided by a questionnaire scheme. It is concluded from the survey that there are substantial differences between small and large companies. In large companies, the documented process is emphasized while in small companies, single key, persons... (More)
Verification and validation activities take a substantial share of project budgets and need improvements. This is an accepted truth, but the current practices are seldom assessed and analyzed. In this paper we present a qualitative survey of the verification and validation processes at 11 Swedish companies. The purpose was to exchange experience between the companies and to lay out a foundation for further research on the topic. The survey is conducted through workshop and interview sessions, loosely guided by a questionnaire scheme. It is concluded from the survey that there are substantial differences between small and large companies. In large companies, the documented process is emphasized while in small companies, single key, persons have a dominating impact on the procedures. Large companies use commercial tools while small companies make in-house tools or use shareware. Common to all the surveyed companies is that verification and validation is considered important, and thus having rather high status. Information exchange between companies during the survey was considered to be very valuable to the involved subjects (Less)
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information exchange, commercial tools, qualitative survey, verification and validation, Swedish companies, interview sessions, workshop sessions, questionnaire scheme, large companies, documented process, small companies, shareware, in-house tools
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2002 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering Proceedings
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11 pages
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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2002 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering Proceedings
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0-7695-1796-X
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10.1109/ISESE.2002.1166923
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English
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  author       = {Andersson, Carina and Runeson, Per},
  booktitle    = {2002 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering Proceedings},
  isbn         = {0-7695-1796-X},
  keyword      = {information exchange,commercial tools,qualitative survey,verification and validation,Swedish companies,interview sessions,workshop sessions,questionnaire scheme,large companies,documented process,small companies,shareware,in-house tools},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {37--47},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Verification and validation in industry - a qualitative survey on the state of practice},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISESE.2002.1166923},
  year         = {2002},
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