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Advanced Verification and Validation Training

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Advanced Verification and Validation Training  incorporates advanced topics as well as other subject areas, such as test and evaluation, lessons learned, best practices, variety of methods and case studies.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will:

  • Understand the structure of the advanced verification and validation concepts
  • Advanced verification and validation methods and its applicability to effective integration and project success
  • Describe how V&V help ensure project/program success
  • Describe the fundamentals and best practices for verification and validation
  • Impact on Concept of Operation (ConOps) and requirements to finalize for solution verification and validation
  • Describe variations of verification and validation and its impact on the project success
  • Learn from verification and validation failures and successes and their impact through case studies

Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists,systems engineers,  project and program managers, product managers and technicians

Course Agenda

Primary Causes of Engineering Disasters

  • Steps in systems engineering life cycle
  • Verification and Validation (V&V)
  • Test and Evaluation (T&E)
  • Primary causes of engineering disasters
  • Project and program management flaws
  • ConOps flaws
  • Analysis flaws
  • Design flaws (many of which are also the result of unethical practices)
  • Materials failures
  • Extreme conditions or environments, and, most commonly and importantly combinations of these reasons
  • Verification and validation (V&V) flaws
  • V&V feedback to the systems engineering process
  • V&V maturity

What Makes a Failure Into an “Engineering Disaster”?

  • Primary Causes of Engineering Disasters
  • Choice of ConOps, Requirements Engineering, verification and Validation
  • The concept development
  • Ultimate operational requirements
  • Supporting system, subsystem, and component level specifications
  • Preliminary design and critical design
  • Various types of testing and analysis during materialization, integration, and testing
  • Verification feedback
  • Validation feedback
  • Integration of verification and validation processes

Symptoms of a Failed or Failing Project

  • Schedule Slippage
  • Quality Problems
  • Budget Overruns
  • Products don’t meet the needs
  • Requirements can’t be verified
  • ConOps is missing or not complete
  • Verification failures
  • Validation failures

Impact of Verification and Validation in Project Success

  • Role of Verification and Validation in project success
  • Quality Requirements
  • Satisfy Quality Expectations
  • Meet Safety Requirements
  • Meet Non-Functional Requirements
  • Meet Organizational Needs
  • Achieved Desired Outcomes
  • Engineering Ethics
  • Verification and Validation methods and techniques

The Common Characteristics of System Verification and Validation Failures

  • Understanding the problem
  • System interdependencies
  • Reasons for successful verification
  • Reasons for successful validation
  • Lessons Learned
  • Know what the customer wants and needs, not what they tell you
  • Balance between ConOps, verification, testing, validation and analysis/design
  • Techniques for avoiding failures

Best Practices and Lessons Learned

  • process execution
  • capabilities development
  • systems acquisition, and systems engineering processes
  • Cost and schedule overruns
  • Risk management program
  • Operational requirements verification
  • Involving all potential stakeholders
  • Contract Data Requirements Listings (CDRLs)
  • Modeling and simulation (M&S) in verification
  • Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)
  • CDRLs, integration, security, interoperability, development test events
  • Organization Performing V&V
  • Choice of verification methods
  • Choice of validation methods
  • Methods for analyzing test results
  • Review methods
  • Design Flows for Control and Verification
  • Uncertainties
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Robust design analysis methodologies (DFSS, IDOV)
  • Critical parameter management (CPM)
  • Success of V&V process

Case Studies

 NASA Engineering Verification and Validation Successes  Case Studies

  • Voyager
  • Chandra
  • Hubble Space Telescope
  • James Webb Space Telescope Project

Role of Engineering Verification and Validation Failures both internal and external to NASA Case Studies

  • Titanic (1912)
  • Francis Dam flooding (1928)
  • Hindenburg disaster (1937)
  • Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse (1940)
  • Cleveland East Ohio Gas Explosion (1944)
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel Walkway Collapse (1981)
  • Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (1986)
  • Chernobyl disaster (1986)
  • Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crash (2000)
  • Space Shuttle Columbia disaster (2003)
  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Hands-on Activities

  • Working with verification and validation methods
  • Creating verification and validation requirements for a given project
  • Analyzing  verification and validation requirements


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