" On the other hand, software validation is: "Was X what we should have built? " Building the right product implies creating a Requirements Specification that contains the needs and goals of the stakeholders of the software product.
If such artifact is incomplete or wrong, the developers will not be able to build the product the stakeholders want.
Software verification should be completed before software release.
According to the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) we can also define validation as The process of evaluating software during or at the end of the development process to determine whether it satisfies specified requirements. A product can pass while verification, as it is done on the paper and no running or functional application is required.
Validation is basically done by the testers during the testing. Incidents can also be of type ‘Question’ where the functionality is not clear to the tester.
While validating the product if some deviation is found in the actual result from the expected result then a bug is reported or an incident is raised. Hence, validation helps in unfolding the exact functionality of the features and helps the testers to understand the product in much better way. Also Read: What is Verification in Software Testing?
We employ rigorous testing methods such as automated regression tests, manual calculations, and comparison with other notable benchmarks to validate proper functionality of the software and numerical accuracy of results.
In software, validation is verifying that the customer wants accounting software before building a data management tool.
In short, validation is finding out what the customer wants before you start coding.
If the script does not cover all the tools you use, it can be used as a template for your validation efforts or you can contact our consultants for assistance.
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