Establish and maintain the environment needed to support verification.


An environment should be established to enable verification to take place. The verification environment can be acquired, developed, reused, modified, or obtained using a combination of these activities, depending on the needs of the project.

The type of environment required depends on the work products selected for verification and the verification methods used. A peer review can require little more than a package of materials, reviewers, and a room. A product test can require simulators, emulators, scenario generators, data reduction tools, environmental controls, and interfaces with other systems.

Example Work Products

  1. Verification environment


  1. Identify verification environment requirements.
  2. Identify verification resources that are available for reuse or modification.
  3. Identify verification equipment and tools.
  4. Acquire verification support equipment and an environment (e.g. test equipment, software).