Why Use Software Verfication?
Developers of nonsafety critical systems also benefit from the type of rigorous standards employed within the aerospace and automotive industries. In addition to producing reliable software, costs can be contained and requirements met more easily by adhering to a software quality process.
Software development often proves far more expensive than expected, Bugs discovered late in the development cycle send costs soaring and risk the integrity and safety of a system, especially if the software has been deployed.
Obviously, careful planning, organization, and a team with the correct skills all help. However, it is verification and validation (V&V) that identify when and how the development process drifted from what was intended or required by the user.