Price: $1,999.00
Length: 2 Days
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Applied Verification and Validation (V&V) to Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and Ground Support Equipment and Systems

Applied Verification and Validation (V&V) to Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and other ground support equipment and systems, is a 2-day training course providing support to the Operations and Maintenance (O&M), ground support equipment and engineers,  systems engineers, testers  and managers  by participating in the following systems engineering processes: Detailed Verification Objectives (DVOs), Detailed Validation Objectives (DVaOs), writing compliance statements, processing and completing Verification Compliance Notices (VCN’s), processing and completing Change Requests (CR’s).

Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and other ground support equipment and systems engineers and PMs are expected to understand where verification and validation fit into the O&M and ground system/subsystem life cycle and how to accomplish them to develop effective and suitable solutions and systems.

Applied to Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and other ground support equipment and systems provides all aspects of the system engineering discipline employing a rigorous methodology for evaluating and assessing the correctness and quality of O&M and ground support systems throughout the system life cycle.

Learn the best practices used to assess and validate Operations and Maintenance (O&M), ground support equipment/subsystem solutions including  tasks, techniques, tools, procedures and processes for defining and classifying DVOs, DVaOs, VCNs, CRs, and performing ground system solution verification and  validation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendees will:

  • Describe verification and validation and to discuss the distinction between them
  • Understand the need for V&V for ground systems/subsystems
  • Describe the testing and inspection process and its role in V & V
  • Explain Life Cycle V&V Tasks
  • Understand the difference between Detailed Verification Objectives (DVOs) and Detailed Validation Objectives (DVaOs)
  • Understand the different methods (e.g. test, demo, analysis, inspection) to accomplish V&V
  • Understand the different phases (e.g. planning, preparation, conduct, closure, and reporting) of V&V
  • Understand the deliverables/activities performed in each of the V&V phases
  • How Operations and Maintenance Requirements link to DVOs and DVaOs
  • Identify approaches to traceability, requirements packages, and the phases of ground system verification and validation.

Who Should Attend

Verification and Validation Training course is intended for systems engineers, product managers,  and product developers, program managers, project and product managers, and other discipline engineers. The attendees will learn the techniques and best practices used to verify and validate system solutions.

Outline

Verification and Validation (V&V) Concepts

  • Introduction to V&V
  • V&V Definitions
  • V&V Techniques and Principles
  • V&V Methods
  • Planning for V&V Life Cycle V&V Tasks
  • V&V Assessments
  • Develop and define V&V requirements
  • Develop and define V&V specifications for test and evaluation plans and procedures
  • Basics of operational testing
  • Test data and requirements and specifications verification

V&V for Ground Systems/Subsystems

  • Ground Systems and Subsystems
  • Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
  • ConOps and System Definition
  • Requirements Development [Ground Systems and Subsystems Level Requirements]
  • Integration [Ground Systems and Subsystems Level]
  • Verification [Ground Systems and Subsystems Level verification]
  • Initial Ground Systems Deployment
  • Validation, Operations & Maintenance, Changes & Upgrades
  • Ground Systems Validation
  • Validation and  assessment of the operational ground systems
  • Ensuring the intended purpose and needs of system’s owner and stakeholders
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Changes & Upgrades
  • System Retirement/Replacement

Why V&V for Ground Systems/Subsystems

  • Important to conduct V&V in its interactions with the ground system of which it is part.
  • Planning for V&V
  • Scope of work
  • Integrity Levels
  • Development of the V&V Plan (S&VVP)
  • Cost of V&V
  • Development V&V (Concept, Requirements, Design, Implementation)
  • Development V&V (Test)
  • Development V&V (Installation and Checkout)
  • Operation V&V
  • Maintenance V&V
  • Detailed Verification Objectives (DVOs)
  • Detailed Validation Objectives (DVaOs)
  • Similarities and differences between DVOs and DVaOs

V&V Methods for Ground Systems/Subsystems

  • V&V techniques and methods
  • Test
  • Demo
  • Analysis
  • Inspection

Overview of Testing and Inspection Process

  • Human-based testing
  • Formal correctness proofs
  • Machine-based testing
  • Testing Techniques
  • Levels or Phases of Testing
  • Subsystem testing
  • Ground system testing
  • Functional (black-box) tests
  • Structural (white-box) tests
  • Integration testing
  • Regression testing
  • Acceptance testing

Development of the Ground Systems V&V Plan

  • Different phases of V&V
  • Planning, preparation, conduct, closure, and reporting
  • Deliverables/activities performed in each of the V&V phases
  • Operations and Maintenance (O&M) requirements
  • Audits, Reviews, and Inspection
  • Analytic Techniques
  • Dynamic Techniques
  • Formal Verification
  • The structure of a test plan
  • The testing process
  • Requirements traceability
  • Tested items
  • Testing schedule
  • Constraints

Ground System Verification [Sub-system and system level verification]

  • The Verification process
  • Inputs
  • Concept of Operations
  • System and Sub-system Requirements
  • Design Specifications
  • Integration Plan [optional]
  • Deployment Strategy [optional]
  • Control
  • Project Plan/Systems Engineering Management Plan [SEMP]
  • Configuration Management Plan

Ground System Verification Enablers

  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Technical Reviews
  • Traceability to the verification plan & procedures
  • Verification Master Plan
  • Verification Plan documents
  • Verification Procedures
  • Verification Reports
  • Verified sub-system/system

Ground System Verification Process Activities

  • Plan verification activities in SEMP / Project Plan
  • Develop Verification Plan
  • Trace between specifications and test cases
  • Develop Verification Procedures
  • Perform verification
  • Document verification results
  • Key stages of verification
  • Sub-system Verification
  • System Verification step
  • Sub-system and system verification
  • Commissioning

Ground System Validation

  • Description of Ground System Validation
  • The system’s owner and stakeholders
  • Objective of System Validation
  • Assessment of the operational system
  • Needs of system’s owner and stakeholders
  • Validation process three primary activities
  • Planning
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • The plan
  • Validation Master Plan
  • Systems Engineering Management Plan [SEMP]
  • Validation strategy
  • Perform validation
  • System acceptance
  • Planning & strategy and the assessment results

Ground System Validation Process

  • Process context
  • Inputs
  • Concept of Operations
  • Goals, objectives, and needs to be assessed
  • Control
  • Validation Documents Template
  • Plans to lay out the specific validation efforts
  • Reports on the results of the validation activity
  • Validation Plan Template
  • Checklist – Critical Information
  • Validation Conduct
  • Activities
  • Categories of verification and validation
  • Quality control process and Quality assurance process
  • Prospective validation
  • Full scale validation
  • Partial validation
  • Cross-validation

Activities in the Class

  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned
    • Operational requirements verification
    • Use of modeling and simulation (M&S) in verification
    • Integrated testing supports
    • Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E)
    • Operational Testing Agent (OTA)
  • Overview of Case Studies
  • Course Project (Group Activities)
  • Hands-on Activities (working on V&V plans, DVOs, DVaOs)

 

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