A Design Verification Test (DVT) proves that the drawings, if followed correctly, will produce a product that meets the requirements. In order to avoid a myriad of issues, a DVT should be conducted before the product is released to manufacturing.
Here are some tips for conducting DVTs:
- In order to avoid “groupthink,” use a different team to conduct the test.
- Make sure that all of the requirements in the Requirements Document are tested.
- Use a formal written test procedure.
- If a design change is needed during the test, update the documentation and start the test over.
- Hold a design review meeting to review results.
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