Hey guys! I gave my engineers a new Design Plan form. I added sections for a verification plan, and validation plan. I tried my best to describe the difference between verification, and validation, but they aren't understanding, and to be honest, I could use a little more understanding on the subject. I told them that Validation is making sure that the design meets the needs of the customer, and that verification is making sure that it complies with a regulation, requirement, specification. I got that explanation from these definition I found online. "Validation. The assurance that a product, service, or system meets the needs of the customer and other identified stakeholders. It often involves acceptance and suitability with external customers. Contrast with verification." "Verification. The evaluation of whether or not a product, service, or system complies with a regulation, requirement, specification, or imposed condition. It is often an internal process. Contrast with validation." The way I look at it, You need to meet the specification, but you also need to make sure that the specification is correct. That is the difference. Clear as mud right? lol. So I explained this to my engineers, and they say something like "The needs of the customer is that it meets specifications... so it's the same thing" Can somebody help me understand this a little better? Give some examples? How do I Validate a design? How do I Verify it? How do I explain this to my engineers? Thanks!