Software Validation Requirements and Excel Spreadsheet Validation

19 -20 June 2019 at G Hotel, Gurney Penang, 9am-5pm


AMMI Member: RM 1,200 per pax
Non Member: RM 1,400 per pax

NORMAL COURSE FEES (from 1 June onwards)
AMMI Member: RM 1,400 per pax
Non Member: RM 1,600.00 per pax


Software Validation Requirements and Excel Spreadsheet Validation is a formalized, documented process for testing computer software and systems. The FDA and other regulatory bodies require Software Validation Requirements and Excel Spreadsheet Validation to demonstrate that computer systems are in compliance with all regulations for electronic data management systems.  Softwares and excel spreadsheets used in GMP or GLP environments, as with any computer system, the regulatory bodies  expects measures to be in place to ensure system data are controlled and protected and to ensure accuracy, reliability, consistent intended performance, and the ability to discern invalid or altered records. This training session shall explore the requirements for Software and Excel spreadsheets used in production or the quality system and case studies on how verification/validation can be accomplished.


  1. Overview of Excel Validation System
    1.1. Regulatory and QMS Requirements
    1.2. Introduction to GAMP 5 requirements
    1.3. 21 CFR Part 11 Regulations


  1. Types of Software/Computer Validation System
    2.1. Computer System
    2.2. Information System
    2.3. Control System
    2.4. Design system


  1. Software Category
    3.1. Category 1 – Operating System
    3.2. Category 3 – Standard Software Packages
    3.3. Category 4 – Configurable Software Systems
    3.4. Category 5 – Custom Built or Bespoke Systems


  1. Excel Spreadsheet Development Lifecycle4.1. Project Planning.
    4.2. Design
    4.3. Development
    4.4. Integration and Test
    4.5. Installation and Acceptance


  1. Elements of Excel Spreadsheet Verification and Validation
    5.1. Validation Master Plan
    5.2. User Requirement Specification (URS)
    5.3. Functional Requirement Specification (FRS)
    5.4. Design Specification (DS)
    5.5. Installation Qualification (IQ)
    5.6. Operational Qualification (OQ)
    5.7. Performance Qualification (PQ)


  1. Case Studies + Discussion
    6.1. The “V” Model and how to apply it to software
    6.2. Development of URS, FS, DS & Test Cases
    6.3. Development of IQ, OQ and PQ protocols
    6.4. Development of IQ, OQ and PQ report

Mr. Gobu Devarajan possesses Master Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE, Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) from American Society of Quality (ASQ). Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

He has more than twenty five years of working experience with extensive knowledge in the field of Quality Engineering, Statistical Analysis and Quality System Requirements. He possesses excellent communication and presentation skills. He is capable of designing, conducting training programs and perform gap analysis according to QSR (21 CFR Part 820), ISO 13485, ISO 9001, ISO 16949 and ISO 14971. MDD 93/42/EEC, CMDCAS and JPAL

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