Verification And Validation, What Are The Differences? (Part 1)

The concept of validation and verification can be troublesome to anyone, especially to project management. Despite their minor roles, each project manager should understand them clearly, as well as know the difference between these two terms. An effective verification/validation process can either save the producer from costly rework or unexpected delays in deliverance. This article will provide some insights into the definition of the two concepts "validation" and "verification" as well as the differences between the two.


One of the most important phases of project management is validation since it assures that the correct component, product or service was created. The process of validation is a part of multiple steps of the process, usually to decide whether the project meets the specifications. In other words, validation shows the project manager how well the product met the customer’s requirements. A few examples of this process could be modeling, simulation, and user evaluation. Since the project's specs are highly detailed, and it is the project manager who evaluates the validation process and make sure that the project is meeting the requirements. Knowledge in project management is a great help in evaluating the different phases and steps of validation.


Verification is the quality assurance process or technique applied by Project Management or confirms that the final products satisfy all of the regulations or requirements. Verification, which is generally an internal process, can take place through production or development. The process is more about building the product correctly, whether it meets all established quality requirements. All quality requirements must be well documented for proper measurement and analysis. Once the product meets all the requirements, this means it has been verified. Verification ensures that the product is of high quality, it is also useful in making sure the product error-free.

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