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V (Visual Studio Team System Glossary)

This glossary defines key terms that are used in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Help.

validation test

A test that ensures that the functionality called for in a scenario or quality of service requirement is working.


A measure of the work accomplished per unit of time, for example, iteration.

velocity report

A report that provides a measure of the rate of work accomplished per iteration unit of time, for example, iteration.


The status of an item in source control that reflects one or more changes from a previous form. The greater the version number, the more recent the version.

version control

The establishment and maintenance of baselines and the identification of changes to baselines that make it possible to return to the previous baseline.

vision statement

A short statement outlining the project vision, describing the value proposition, the stakeholders, and the driving factors.


Any weakness, administrative process or act, or physical exposure that makes a computer susceptible to exploit by a threat.

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