Sometimes, customers hire an independent organization (separate from the development organization) to do independent verification and validation (V&V).The V&V staff examines all aspects of development, including process and product, to ensure the quality of the final product. If an independent V&V team is used and the system still experiences a catastrophic failure, who should be held responsible: the managers, the V&V team, the designers, the coders, or the testers?
1. If a system’s ultra-high-reliability requirement means that the reliability can never be verified, should the system be used anyway?
2. Outline a build plan for testing the Piccadilly system.