Verification and Validation of Object Oriented Software Design : Guidelines on how to Choose the Best Method

University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Avdelningen för programvarusystem

Abstract: The earlier in the development process a fault is found, the cheaper it is to correct the fault. Therefore are verification and validation methods important tools. The problem with this is that there are many methods to choose between. This thesis sheds light on how to choose between four common verification and validation methods. The verification and validation methods presented in this thesis are reviews, inspections and Fault Tree Analysis. Review and inspection methods are evaluated in an empirical study. The result of the study shows that there are differences in terms of defect detection. Based on this study and literature study, guidelines on how to choose the best method in a given context are given.

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