User Acceptance Testing(UAT)

US UAT Survey Winner

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the prize draw from our recent UAT survey is Rajesh Sachdeva of the United Healthcare Group.
We thank all of those who took the time to complete the survey, sharing their knowledge and experience of user acceptance testing and its part in the application delivery process.
As promised those that took part will get prior access to the results and report which will be published shortly.

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Biscuits. The answer is biscuits.

On hearing that word I was reminded of the endearing broadcasts and interviews with Jess Thom, a lovely lady who spoke about Tourettes syndrome. Her inspiring frankness and humour helped me gain a sympathetic understanding of some of the challenges associated with that condition. If you don’t know it, Google it and be prepared to smile and at the same time be grateful.

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What is UAT?

A Fresh Look at User Acceptance Testing
User Acceptance Testing is universally recognised as an important element in the delivery of stable software that meets the business requirements. However there are significant challenges in executing the UAT phase in accordance with best industry practices. Some of these challenges are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the importance of UAT.

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Shift Right to Shift Left

In the testing world, Shift Left refers to the practice of focusing on quality from the start of a project/sprint.
In practice, this means that the testing burden is placed more on the developers and analysts and less emphasis is placed on the end user. Shift Left testing tends to focus on unit testing, integration testing and API testing.

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UAT Do’s and Don’ts


Firstly, what is UAT? Let’s focus on “User Acceptance Testing” as opposed to “Urban Assault Team” for this discussion.

UAT is a phase of software development in which the software is tested in the “real world” by the intended audience.

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