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Independent Validation and Verification

Independent Validation and Verification service of iii Technologies are provided by our SAP Program Advisory experts to assess whether your SAP implementation is done according to your business requirements and scope defined in the project charter. Our IV&V service is unique for SAP and ERP implementations because we primarily focus on your IT vendor implementation verification and whether it complies with the business requirements, use case scenarios, scope and goals defined for the project.

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Typical IV&V Engagement Model

We usually recommend that you engage an IV&V service provide at the beginning of the project so that the implementation validation is performed proactively and continuously throughout each phases of the project. Our SAP IV&V expert will assess your implementation and produce IV&V Assessment Reports which are submitted to the executive sponsor of the project. These reports contain the project elements and deliverables being assessed along with our findings and recommendation for continuous improvements throughout the program. Please refer to below matrix on the IV&V and Quality Gate asessments we usually perform on a medium sized SAP implementations.

Phase

IV&V Assessments

Q-Gate Assessments

Remarks

Initiation

1

0

IVV1: Assessment of Business Case & Project Charter

Planning

2

0

IVV2: Assessment of Scope and Target KPIs

IVV3: Validation of Blueprint Plan against scope

Blueprint / Design

2

1

IVV4: Intermediate blueprint assessments of process flows, use case scenarios and fit-gap

IVV5: Complete blueprint assessment along with Build plans

QG1: BPRD, Fit-Gap, Solution Inventory and

Build

3

1

IVV6 & IVV7: Build assessment along with data migration reviews

IVV8: Final build assessments and its compliance verification w.r.t. blueprint scenarios & requirements; data migration review along with cutover planning validation

QG2: Verification of build deliverables; data migration strategy; cutover strategy; data validations; solution architecture; Systems Integration Tests output

UAT

0

1

QG3: UAT output and approvals review

Cutover Prep

3

1

IVV9/10/11: Validation of cutover activities along with approval protocols for migration simulations, data conversion confirmations, reconciliation of open transactions in legacy systems, manual reconciliations, etc.

QG4: Review and approval of simulation runs along with overall readiness check for cutover

GoLive

1

4

IVV12: Final assessment of production master data sets, transactional data, etc

QG5/6/7/8: Cutover period GoLive check point assessments of cutover tasks, end user training, COE readiness, internal/external communications and final Q-gate to check Go-NoGo with Steering Committee

Post GoLive

2

0

IVV13: Assessment of post GoLive issues and resolution to business critical post cutover problems

IVV14: Assessment of post GoLive stabilization and review of project transition to COE or outsourced IT support organisation

For more details, please contact us at svcs@iiitech.com