The Importance of Validation and Verification
Is your software working as intended? Does it meet security and performance requirements while simultaneously addressing user needs? To ensure that your software — designed in-house or by a third party — achieves both goals, it’s critical to ensure that your software does what users want and does it well.
At XBOSoft, we’ve developed a reputation as validation and verification specialists. Utilizing our in-house independent testing methodology built out over the last ten years, our experts provide actionable recommendations and enhance the overall quality of our client’s software.
It’s helpful to understand the difference between validation and verification. Simply put:
- Validation is testing to ensure you’ve built the right software for the user, one that matches their expectations and satisfies their business needs.
- Verification is testing to ensure you’ve built the software correctly — that code is well designed, lacks critical vulnerabilities, behaves and performs as expected.
The combination of validation and verification in the quality assurance process is important, since without one you may be releasing a product that isn’t quite ready for prime-time. Consider this: Well-built software that doesn’t meet customer needs will require time-consuming redesign. Software that addresses end-user requirements but is riddled with code inefficiencies, defects, performance bottlenecks and security weaknesses will require the same.