Strategy Bridge

Systems Engineering Glossary

Term Main definition
Validation

The process of proving that a system provides the value intended (capability) and meets the original need defined in the CONOPS. (Did we build the right system?)

Variance

The difference between planned and actual parameters.

Vee (System Engineering Vee)

A conceptual model for product development that illustrates the relationship of the system hierarchy to the systems engineering activities throughout the life cycle.

Verification

The process of proving that a system meets specifications and requirements.  (Did we build the system correctly?)