System Integration and Validation and Verification Testing Overview

Course Duration: 3 Days - 8 Hours/day

This two or three day course covers methods, test and evaluation approaches used to realize the right side of the System’s Engineering “V Model” approach to design. This course is ideal for persons with newly assigned responsibilities in product design and development areas, as well as managers who want to increase their awareness of the payoffs of different approaches and techniques.

The attendee will gain an appreciation of the importance of a systematic approach to product success, whether it's a military or a commercial application. They will understand the practices that are appropriate to apply for different development situations as well as the basics of implementing the practices cost effectively.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the purpose of Integration and Evaluation in the “V Model”
  • Identify approaches to integration
  • Learn to recognize good requirements as an input to analysis processes
  • Learn to consider evaluation (testing) methods – Analysis, Demonstration, Inspection and Test. (ADIT)
  • Identify needed Evaluation Plan inputs; relationship with the design FMEA
  • Bidirectional traceability and consistency
  • Learn to create a plan that is constrained by resources and timing (completion in time to reduce risk for nextphase)
  • Connect Safety Verification and Review tasks to the Functional Safety and SOTIF process as documented in

ISO 26262:2018 and ISO 21448:2022

  • Describe Verification and Validation Strategies to argue completeness 

Course Outline

  • Systems Engineering and Reliability
  • Systems Engineering Process
  • Dimensions of Quality
  • Systems Engineering Requirements
  • Reliable Design
  • Systems Testing
  • System Modeling and Prediction
  • Reliability Modeling
  • Hardware, Software, Human
  • Allocations
  • Predictions
  • Developmental Test and Production Evaluation
  • Validate vs. Verify Predictions
  • Relationship between FMEA development and Test Planning
  • Identify and Eliminate Root Causes of Failure
  • Identify and Eliminate Flaws
  • Traceability
  • Demonstrate Required V&V
  • Impact to Functional Safety and SOTIF Testing
  • Testing Designing
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Introduction to Other Types of Reliability Analyses
  •  Approaches to Reliable Designs
  • Effective Test Approaches
  • Reliability Qualification
  • Reliability Growth Testing
  •  Accelerated Reliability Testing


Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those involved in the design, development, and production of vehicle products, including the systems, software and hardware engineers, and managers. Individuals who need to know the basics of design engineering as they apply to developing and fielding better products and systems. Design engineers, testing engineers, reliability specialists, and product/program managers will benefit from the course would also benefit from this course. Basically, all those responsible for the development and implementation of hardware and software systems in motor vehicles should attend this course.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual with breakout exercise case study materials. 

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


Participants should have a working knowledge of their organization’s existing New Product Development (or Vehicle Development) process. Participants should have attended a reliability overview training session to understand basic reliability and test analysis.

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