Acceptance Testing

  • Jeff Dalton


Acceptance testing, also known as User Acceptance Testing (UAT), provides the customer with an opportunity to validate that the product increment or released system is able to handle real-life scenarios and transactions. Some of this can be addressed in Sprint Demos/Reviews, but often systems become so complicated that more formal acceptance testing is required. To get the most valuable feedback, testing should be performed by an actual end user, or qualified designate, and should be conducted on the production system in the actual or simulated production environment. The goals of UAT include gaining the customer’s approval of the system or product and clearly identifying any defects or issues, and capturing changes to existing use cases or user stories.

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© Jeff Dalton 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeff Dalton
    • 1
  1. 1.WaterfordUSA

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