Whatever the driving force may be, project audits should follow standard marine operations guidelines, to ensure that they are properly planned, documented to be executed as planned, and that all announced results and recommendations are given appropriate weight and deserved credibility, and lessons lreaned from former projects, internal og extermnal is considered. The audit is a tool, and like any other tool, proper usage is the key to effective results.
“Verification” means the project is adhering to project management disciplines, planned and performed according to its project plans and that such adherence can be verified by an independent examination of project documents and other evidence.
“Validation” means that the project deliverables and project results meet the business and technical objectives established by the project sponsors, ensuring that the end product meets the documented performance outcomes and requirements of the project.
“Independent” means autonomous and impartial verification and validation assessment of a project’s adherence to project management plans and compliance with business requirements. These independent assessments are performed by an entity that is not responsible for developing the product or performing the activity being evaluated.
INDEPENDENT VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION
“Independent verification and validation” is the means of obtaining an independent and objective view of any project with the intent of protecting the interests of the Client, and is focused on the management of the project and its compliance with specified requirements through its development stages.