Areas of Specialization
Business Analysis | Project Management | Requirements Development | Results Reporting | Stakeholder Engagement | Testing | Tool Validation | User Acceptance Testing

Why Garnet River for Quality Assurance & IVV
We offer industry leading expertise, both for private and public sector projects. Our consultants have experience performing various roles in the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC), serving as an unbiased third party in the comprehensive review, analysis, and testing of software and processes.

Working with Garnet River, you will:

  • Identify vulnerabilities
  • Reduce project costs
  • Improve quality
  • Select the right software and process
  • Communicate with greater clarity and impact
  • Validate and verify through testing
  • Plan for contingencies
  • Mitigate risks

Our beliefs
We have been implementing and supporting “next generation” systems for more than 30 years. As much as things change, they remain the same. What was critical to success 30 years ago remains just as important today—even if systems, structures, and processes grow more complex.

  1. Engage your QA & IVV vendor at the beginning of project planning. By being proactive, quality and success rates increase, as projects will be comply with its stated requirements, standards, and outcomes from day one.
  2. Value the “I” in IV&V. In addition to bringing an outside perspective, an independent vendor has many years of knowledge and experience that your internal team may not. They can add value by complementing what you know…as well sharing insights and knowledge on what you don’t know.
  3. Operate your IV&V program continuously. A team that works on an ongoing basis is engaged, aware, and can provide the most expeditious and timely recommendations for improvement.
  4. Understand the regulations. Knowing the rules allows for quick adaption when the rules change, which is often. It also helps with identifying real risks—not just standard project risks that everyone encounters. This is particularly relevant to federally funded projects.
  5. Provide value. Inherently, an independent view provides an unbiased review of project activities, artifacts, and relationships. It also must provide value on behalf of all stakeholders, not just to the project director to whom all other vendors report. The sole interest should be successful execution of the project plan.
Photo of Garnet River Quality Assurance &IVV practice lead Carl Blanchette

“The true purpose of IVV and Quality Assurance is to verify and validate that a system will comply with its stated requirements, organizational standards, and meet expected outcomes. That’s why we advocate engaging with an IVV vendor at the very beginning of a new system’s planning phase. It’s a proactive approach that improves the quality and success of projects, especially as they become more complex.”

– Carl Blanchette, Practice Lead