I will be co-moderating this board together with Stylianos, a formal introduction will come sometime later.
It appears to me that recently there has been a significant interest in designing new methods for verification planning. Classic methods of planning have been known to result in late releases (in some projects multiple months late) and unpredictable quality.
I believe this forum could become a catalyst to understanding the underlying problem we are trying to solve, and to both discuss and shape the solutions that are taking form.
To trigger some discussion, I want to pose a simple question: In what ways is Verification different from Design? (ways which might affect planning)
I believe if we clarify this question, we can better understand why some of the classic methods fail with verification.
Looking forward to your responses,
Just throwing out a couple of quick ideas.... Design projects have a rather linear progression. Verification projects have (roughly) 2 phases -1) Env. writing, which is quite linear and similar to Design in some ways 2) Testing and debug - which could be very hard to predict in terms of progress and convergence to project milestonesAlso - I think design projects are much more "module" oriented, while Verification projects sometimes have cross-module tasks or tasks that concern the DUT or the ENV as a whole.