Verification and validation

In verification we check – “Are we building it right?” This takes place before the validation and check for the documentation and codes. Verification is done in order to verify the software product which is to be developed, which is being developed. This is done by the developers, to ensure that the software system meets all the functionality which is expected to be there. Static activities including collecting reviews, walkthroughs and inspections are performed under verification.

In validation we check – “Are we building the right thing?” This takes place after the verification and checks the overall product. Validation is done in order to validate the software. This is done by testers to ensure that the functionalities which are developed in the software meet the expected behavior. Dynamic activities are performed in this stage because it includes executing the software against the requirements.

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