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5578: Software Verification and Validation (Parts I and II)

Part I (April 11, 2019) and Part II (April 25, 2019): These two 2 hour sessions on Software Verification and Validation will focus on the use of Microsoft Excel in calibration laboratories and examine the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements related to software. Part I will provide guidance and resources for ensuring software quality assurance, documenting evidence of verification and validation, and provide the tools for ongoing software evaluation. Successful completion will require a laboratory assignment and submission of post-work, with Part II including group review and feedback on student validations that are submitted.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, using notes and reference materials, you will be able to:

  • IDENTIFY which criteria in ISO/IEC 17025:2017;
  • EVALUATE your laboratory administrative procedures covering software quality assurance;
  • COMPLETE the Laboratory Software Inventory file;
  • LIST examples of Verification and Validation techniques; and
  • PERFORM and EVALUATE software V&V on a laboratory spreadsheet.

Materials & Supplies:

Handouts and Slides; Procedure, Procedure Appendix: Form A, Software Inventory

Prerequisite(s):

Working knowledge of Excel with applications in metrology is essential.

Pre-Work:

  • Read the Procedure for Software Quality Assuranceand compare it to any related procedures that are in place in your laboratory. PRIOR TO THE SESSION.
  • The Software Inventory and Software Verification and Validation (Form A) will be required prior to Session II. (post-work).
  • Student Notes will be required as evidence of successful completion.
  • Slides for the session will be sent to confirmed/registered attendees with the log-in URL.

Pre-Work Deadline:

Pre-work must be completed prior to the webinar.

Post-Work:

Submit a copy of a Laboratory Software Inventory, and evidence of a Form A completion of a laboratory spreadsheet (submit the completed Form A and a copy of the spreadsheet that is evaluated; include the procedure if it is not a NIST SOP.) It is expected that the post-work will take 3 to 5 hours of additional time. The follow up web session to review group post-work is Session II on April 25.

Post-Work Deadline:

Post-work must be submitted to the instructor by April 18, 2019.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Completion includes completing pre-work assignment, full attendance and participation in the session activities and discussion, submission of course post-work assignments (notes, inventory, spreadsheet and its assessment) and participation in the follow up review session.

Audience:

Laboratory personnel who have responsibilities for designing, validating, and/or improving the Excel spreadsheets used in their laboratory. For application to alternative software programs, contact the Instructor before registering. This course is available for non-weights and measures participants.

Cost:

The current fee for webinars is $249 and confirmed participants will be provided with instructions to make a payment. Registration fees for State weights and measures regulatory officials and metrologists are funded by NIST OWM. The due date for payment is March 29, 2019.

Instructor(s):

Georgia Harris
Office of Weights and Measures
Phone: (301) 975 - 4014
Email: g.harris@nist.gov

Technology Requirement(s):

The webinar will be a live stream, so participants must have a constant connection during the webinar (hard-wired is preferred).

1.  Operating System (browser) configurations:

  • Windows XP (Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome)
  • Windows Vista (Internet Explorer or Firefox)
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10 (Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome; Internet Explorer)
  • Apple Mac OS 10.5x (Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome)
  • Ubuntu Linux (Firefox only)

2.  Media players

3.  Optional: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Sponsors

NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

Created July 12, 2018, Updated November 16, 2018