QA and IV&V

Conviso helps clients with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) to help assess and manage risk. We have extensive experience conducting independent Validation and Verification of vendor / client implementations, as well as evaluating and refining client Quality Assurance (QA) processes. In addition, our experts understand that not all gaps and defects are created equal, and that driving the prioritized testing of solutions and issue remediation is as important as the mechanical exercise of conducting manual and automated validations and tests. Our SQA practices are embedded throughout a project’s life cycle, aiming to identify risks and issues early in the process in order to allow for more time to prioritize and address those items. Our SQA process follows a default workflow over the course of a typical iteration, release, project, or program in an enterprise environment.

A Validation exercise aims to confirm that the solution specifications meet user(s) expectations. Our consultants combine standard quality testing expertise with business process and operations experience, both of which enable them to anticipate and effectively communicate with users and proactively identify gaps or defects with requirements and system specifications. Our IV&V methodology is consistent with the latest systems engineering and process improvement models, and is derived from concepts and standards such as the IEEE Std 1012 - 2004 Standard for Software Verification and Validation, and the process maturity framework developed by the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute's Software Capability Maturity Model Integration (SEI CMMI®). IV&V services are performed in parallel with the software development effort.

Our consultants are skilled in multitudes of testing services, which include:
  • Build Verification Tests
  • Functionality Testing
  • User Interface Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • System Integration and end-to-end testing
  • Error Handling / Negative Testing
  • System Platform
  • Stress Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Installation Testing
  • Security / Controls Testing
  • Print Testing
  • Localization Testing
  • Regression testing