Comprehensive and up-to-date, it covers the most vital part of software development, independent verification and validation. Presents a variety of methods that will ensure better quality, performance, cost and reliability of technical products and systems. Features numerous hints, tips and instructions for better interaction between verification and validation personnel, development engineers and managers. Includes 8 case histories ranging from major engineering systems through information systems. Many of the principles involved also apply to computer hardware as well as the fields of science and engineering.