What is Independent Verification and Validation?
Independent Verification and Validation (IVV) is a third-party assurance service we provide to confirm that a product, system or entire railway complies with a client’s specified requirements for Safety, RAM, Functionality and Quality.
The verification activities assess that the requirements of each individual phase of a project are being fulfilled – this will ensure your project is being delivered correctly. The validation aspects, meanwhile, track the entire project to ensure it will be fit for its intended use upon completion.
What are the benefits of IVV?
For major railway projects, IVV is considered a “best practice” approach for identifying high-risk areas at the earliest possible stage.
It allows the project ower to take steps to mitigate risks at less costly stages of the projects's lifecycle, or begin taking contingency measures in advance.
The regular reports also offer objective, independent asssessments of upcoming issues and provide improved visibility of the project's overall quality.
The final IVV certificate will also serve as evidence to key stakeholders that your project has been delivered with due care and attention to factors such as sfaety and quality throughout its development.
What is involved in the IVV process?
The process involves audits and assessments which are used to gather evidence throughout the project lifecycle which culminate, if successfull, with the issue of formal certification.
Our approach will be tailored to each project, but may include:
- A verification and validation plan
- Design reviews with technical expertise
- Gate reviews
- Progress monitoring
- Design process assessment
- RAMS-LCC verification
- Assessment of Change Requests