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Härkönen, J., Belt, P., Möttönen, M., Kess, P. & Haapasalo, H. (2009) ’Maturity of verification and validation in ICT companies’, International Journal of Innovation and Learning, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 33-50.

Maturity of verification and validation in ICT companies

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Author: Härkönen, Janne1; Belt, Pekka1; Möttönen, Matti1;
Organizations: 1Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, Finland, P.O. Box 4610, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Inderscience, 2009
Publish Date: 2019-12-12


This paper examines the maturity of Verification and Validation (V&V) activities in the different phases of a New Product Development (NPD) chain. A Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)-based Verification-Validation Maturity Model (V2M2) is utilised for the analysis. In this study, the maturity of V&V activities is analysed based on interviews conducted in major Scandinavian telecom companies. The study highlights how the maturity of V&V in production is higher than in earlier NPD phases. The overall maturity of V&V activities is found to require significant improvement.

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Series: International journal of innovation and learning
ISSN: 1471-8197
ISSN-E: 1741-8089
ISSN-L: 1471-8197
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Pages: 33 - 50
DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2009.021681
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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