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Verification, Validation, and Testing of Engineered Systems by Avner Engel

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A.5 EC EVALUATION OF SYSTEST PROJECT

August 3, 2005

Dear Avner:

Below are my comments on the SysTest evaluation which are agreed upon by Hans (Hans-Hartmann Pedersen):

1. Satisfaction with Technical/Scientific Outcome of Project. Despite minor adaptations, the technical/scientific outcome fulfilled 100% of the objectives stated in the description of work at the beginning of the project. Additionally some originally not foreseen tasks were performed during the pilot phase, proving the theory by more and better test results.

2. Observations Regarding Project Management. The project was very well managed by the coordinator IAI as well as by the supporting subcontractor ALMA. All efforts were set to ensure a successful performance of the project. All reports and deliverables were submitted on time.

3. Potential Improvement on Part of SysTest Consortium/IAI/Coordinator. The technical and management performance of all partners was excellent from my point of view. Only the financial planning could have been performed better. At least for me it was in some way confusing that after the first project year and also at midterm the impression was given that the project might run out of budget, whereas after the second year the consortium was seeking for additional tasks to utilize the relatively high unspent budget.

4. “SysTest Experience” Versus Experience Gained on Other EC Projects. Compared to the other eight projects I am monitoring as PTA the SysTest project performed best. The consortium ...

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