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Freeway Management and Operations Handbook

Description of Figure 3-2: V-Diagram

The "V" diagram shows the stages of building a system, with a downward-pointing arrow showing the progression from the top of the left leg of the "V" down to the base. These stages begin with Concept of Operations and progress to High Level Requirements, Detailed Requirements, High Level Design, Detailed Design, and Implementation.

The Implementation stage is shown across the base of the "V", with an arrow labeled "Time" pointing to the right leg of the "V".

The right leg shows the testing and implementation stages of a system, with an upward-pointing arrow showing the progression from the base up the leg. These stages begin with Integration and Test and then progress to Subsystem Verification, System Acceptance, and Operations and Maintenance.