10 Myths about Agile and the FDA
Blog: Pathfinder Development
1. Myth: Verification and Validation should only start after all development is complete.
Truth: In traditional waterfall, verification and validation activities often commence at the tail end of a project, after all development is complete. This diverges from the FDA’s recommendations:
“[The FDA] does recommend that software validation and verification activities be conducted throughout the entire software lifecycle.”[n]
In Agile, verification and validation start at the user story level, providing traceability from user story to code, code to unit test, and user story to