User Acceptance Testing
User Acceptance Testing is the final phase of any system testing regimen. It is the last place where the user gets to determine whether or not the software meets his or her requirements. These requirements can also include structural requirements, such as robustness, integrity, ability to handle heavy loads, and so on.
Errors in requirements can be hundreds of times more costly to correct at the end of the construction phase
as they are in the beginning. Unfortunately, according to the verification/validation diagram, this is the only place where true validation testing requirements occurs. Because of the tremendous expense in finding errors at this late stage, many developers simply "wrap defective portions in sealing wax" since there is often not time to make major changes at this stage.
This is why it is important to involve users early in the process, even during development of requirements, in perhaps a more formal or thorough way. By keeping users involved throughout the development process, the final user acceptance testing should be quite routine and less likely to uncover huge, expensive errors.
Abstract: IT users have the final say in the operation, requirements, and robustness of any system. By bringing users in early in the process, and working closely with the testing team, this process can be a lot smoother. Learn the positive techniques to this important process, and ways of avoiding common pitfalls.
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