Modern Requirements Verification


This 2-day comprehensive course is designed for Verification Engineers, Test Engineers, Performance Analyst, Inspectors, Systems Engineers, Project Management, and Technical Managers. They will enhance their understanding of Requirements Verification and its overlap and synergy with Software Independent Verification & Validation, Models & Simulation Verification, Validation & Accreditation, Systems Engineers, and Project Management. The class will include lecture/discussion with real life DoD Space, Aviation, Communication, Signal Processing and Radar examples and have students apply these skills to Verification of Requirements.

What you will learn:

      • How to target verification efforts for a specific system?
      • How do you plan a lead-time for verification?
      • How to optimize tradeoff of Verification methods.
      • What should be included in each level of Verification planning
      • How to decide the best process for Verification.
      • How to optimize the interface to Verification events.
      • How to balance the Verification closure process for rigor, risk, and completeness.

From this course you will obtain the knowledge and ability to perform requirements verification and take advantage of the related areas to maximize confidence per dollar.

Course Outline:

  1. Overview. This module includes a pre-assessment, and definitions of Verification terms such as, significance, processes, tools, approaches, tailoring, traces, rollups, and Requirements influence. Also the module includes references, lessons learned on overall Verification. It concludes with an exploration of the relationships of Requirements Verification to SW IV&V, M&S VV&A, Systems Engineering, and Project Management.
  2. Requirements Verification Methods. This module answers the question of why we use Verification Methods. It explores the tradeoff between Test, Analysis, Demonstration, and Inspection. The module also covers certification, lessons learned. It concludes with a practical exercise/case study on Verification methods selection.
  3. Requirements Verification Planning. This module discusses topics of the three levels, Verification Cross Reference Matrix / Requirements, Traceability Verification Matrix, and Verification Event Matrix. Also it includes detail planning, Configuration Management, Regression, Assessment, and lessons learned. The module contains a practical exercise on Verification planning.
  4. Requirements Verification Processes. This module includes process selection tradeoff factors. It covers Verification Logic Networks, Verification Summary Sheets, Test Information sheets, Verification Objectives, Certification Objectives, and other Verification processes. The practical exercise applies Verification process selection factors.
  5. Verification Events. This module includes event Types, risk, observer, data capture, and event planning. The practical exercise applies event-planning approaches to improve confidence per dollar.
  6. Verification Closure. This module includes selection of Processes, and use of forms, and data. The practical exercise applies verification closure lessons learned. The module concludes with a course post- Assessment


This course is not on the current schedule of open enrollment courses. If you are interested in attending this or another course as open enrollment, please contact us at (410)956-8805 or at and indicate the course name and number of students who wish to participate. ATI typically schedules open enrollment courses with a lead time of 3-5 months. Group courses can be presented at your facility at any time. For on-site pricing, request an on-site quote. You may also call us at (410)956-8805 or email us at


  • William “Bill” Fournier 

      • is Principal Acquisition Systems Engineering with over 35 years experience. Mr. Fournier taught DoD Systems Engineering full time for over three years at DSMC/DAU as a Professor of Engineering Management. Mr. Fournier has taught Systems Engineering at least part time for more than the last 25 years. Mr. Fournier holds a MBA and BS Industrial Engineering / Operations Research and is DOORS trained. He is a certified CSEP, CSEP DoD Acquisition, LSS GB and XPMP. He is a contributor to DAU/DSMC, defense contractor internal Systems Engineering Courses and Process, and INCOSE publications. Currently, He Is working for DoD Mission Engineering / Systems Engineering office supporting Space and Missile Defense Programs. Bill has written and assessed ~20 SEP/SEMPs.

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