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Three Variations on the V Model for System and Software Testing

In this podcast, Don Firesmith presents three variations on the V model of software or system development.

Software Engineering Institute




The importance of verification and validation (especially testing) is a major reason that the traditional waterfall development cycle underwent a minor modification to create the V model that links early development activities to their corresponding later testing activities. In this podcast, Don Firesmith introduces three variants on the V model of system or software development that make it more useful to testers, quality engineers, and other stakeholders interested in the use of testing as a verification and validation method.

About the Speaker

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Donald Firesmith

Donald Firesmith is an SEI alumni employee.

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Suzanne Miller

Suzanne Miller is a principal researcher at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in the Continuous Deployment of Capability Directorate. Miller actively supports multiple large DoD cyber-physical programs in their Agile/Lean adoption efforts, in addition to designing and teaching Agile courses and workshops tuned to government settings. Miller …

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