SYSTEST - Developing Methodology for Advanced System Testing
The primary challenge in commercial systems is to reduce time-to-market and cost while customizing high-quality products. As an example, the lead time to design and produce a car has dropped from 5-6 years (1980s) to less than 2 years. At the same time, consumers demand higher quality at lower purchase price. Therefore, controlling schedule, costs and quality remains a major challenge for modern agile factories.
Increasing complexity, decreasing budgets, and shorter time-to-market cause industry to search for new methods to improve the overall process. Testing continues to consume as much as 40% of new product development. Therefore, a critical link is Systems Verification Validation & Testing (VVT).
VVT focuses on ensuring that systems are delivered functionally sound, meeting or exceeding the users needs, with an acceptable level of risk. Most industries perform VVT during a very late and narrow phase of the product life cycle. As a result the overall development time and cost associated with product rework frequently exceeds 20%.
The goals of the SYSTEST project are:
The SYSTEST project is improving the VVT processes by:
SYSTEST products are:
SYSTEST participants are:
Funding is provided under the European Commission (EC) Competitive and Sustainable Growth Fifth Framework Programme. Partial funding is provided by EC, with the corporate participants providing the remainder. Total project funding over 36 months is in excess of 4 million Euros.
For more information about the SysTest project or to obtain the VVT Methodology Guidelines, contact Avner Engel of Israel Aircraft Industries at firstname.lastname@example.org
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