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IV&V

Independent Verification & Validation

Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) is a project health check, or an overall project risk assessment, performed by an independent third party, to help ensure that a project is being executed according to established project plans. The IV&V can help to verify and validate that a project is on track to meet its established goals, budget, and schedule.

  • All very large, high risk, complex information technology projects (except those involving research projects, research initiatives, or instructional programs) require IV&V services.
  • The project's budget is responsible for all costs associated with IV&V services.
  • IT project managers are responsible for scheduling a project review session with the University CIO and the project sponsor to discuss IV&V service options.

Commonwealth of Virginia IT Project Reporting

All IT projects (except those involving research projects, research initiatives, or instructional programs) that exceed $1 million are subject to quarterly state reporting and must be reviewed with the University CIO.