The project will be well-guided by the ISO standard 9001:2000 V-Model Quality Management process, as a structure for the planning and implementation.
The figure below demonstrates the typical planning elements & records in the V-shaped process prepared during the project development cycle and showing the deliverable during each stage of the project.
While the figure and the list below may give the impact of a continuous process, it is merely intended as an representation of the broad activity areas to be paid attention to during the planning and completion of the project.
The V-shaped approach map provides a visual representation of the relationship of the personal activities to each other at various levels and during different stages from the starting to the end of the projects.
For instance, the tasks and sub-tasks related to “Definition of Project Requirements” and the Definition of the Project Acceptance Criteria” on level 1 associate to the one and the same thing, as stated in “begin with the end in mind”. The same can be applicable to System Specification and “System Test Criteria” on level 2, etc, etc.
Last but not the least, the V-shaped method representation model does not indicate that the project is divided into and has to be completed in sequential phases. The specifications definition and implementation can be implemented concurrently by different team members understanding the broad project end-goals and accepting responsibility for their respective areas in order to assemble at the end the separate pieces of the jigsaw puzzle.