When verification is not under control, project schedules slip, quality is jeopardized and the risk of re-spins or problems in the field soar. What’s required is an environment that provides all parties – system architects, software engineers, designers and verification specialists – with real-time visibility into the project and the ability to guide the process by a plan. Verification is a dynamic process with the design specification, design implementation and the verification plan changing over the duration of the project. It can take a lot of effort to keep things in sync and ensure that documents do not get stale or, worse still, features and testing fall between the cracks. Coverage models are used as metrics to measure if a feature has or has not been tested. To be able to track what has been verified it is necessary to have electronic closure between the verification plan and the coverage measurement to allow these to be kept in sync. Further links are required between the design implementation, design specification and the verification plan to ensure that all these are also kept in sync. Any changes to one should be immediately visible, ensuring that the verification process is kept on track and focused on the plan.
This session will show how to apply Verification Planning techniques in process, tools and data management with Questa Verification Management and ReqTracer tools in order to accelerate their coverage closure and efficiently keep their plan in sync with changing requirements.