Course Overview

To ensure delivered applications are fit for business purpose, we will demonstrate the advantages of acceptance testing throughout the system development life cycle. We will show how to define the objectives, roles, responsibilities of an acceptance tester and describe techniques that allow testers to take responsibility for the quality of the systems they will ultimately be using. We describe our approach to risk-based testing that is built on the concept of fail-fast testing – because you want business critical tests to fail as soon as possible! The earlier you find bugs the cheaper it is to fix problems! Acceptance testing is all about measuring confidence to assess whether the system is fit for purpose. This course shows you how to take a risk-based approach to determine whether to “go-live”.

Course Objectives

By the end of the workshop delegates should be able to:

  • Define the plan and testing activities needed for successfully conducting a UAT project
  • Review user requirements
  • Determine when to stop testing
  • Model realistic business scenarios
  • Create a quality acceptance test pack
  • Prioritise testing using risk-based testing techniques
  • Create test scripts and test data
  • Manage and report testing progress
  • Demonstrate the role of acceptance testing throughout the development lifecycle
Duration: 
2 days

This course is intended for those responsible for the acceptance testing of a system. This may include business users; business analysts and designers; programmers and team leaders; project and programme managers; and test managers.

This course can be tailored to address your situation and experience level. As well as Customer Acceptance Testing (CAT) or User Acceptance Testing (UAT) it is suitable for candidates about to undertake Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) or Operational Acceptance Testing (OAT).

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