How to Perform User Acceptance Testing Using an Agile Process?
It is often observed that while a QA team focuses on testing and automation, there are several bugs reported by the customers in the meanwhile. Since it also involves product managers and subject matter experts, it’s important to have a process to implement User Acceptance testing (UAT) in addition to QA.
User acceptance testing is considered as a process where there is confirmation that system meets requirements that are mutually agreed upon. It verifies the required business function along with the system’s functionality that emulates the real world scenarios on customer’s behalf.
User acceptance testing is generally performed by product managers, subject matter experts, best customers, and more. This totally depends on the interest level and availability of these people, where product managers being mandatory.
Basically, User acceptance testing starts with the sprints and should be completed during the sprints. The user stories that are relevant and the cases that are opened during the stabilization sprints must be cloned for execution and closure during stabilization sprints. Initially, the first UAT is responsible for validation while creating the features. The second UAT validates the business functionality that mostly takes place during the stabilization sprints. This usually happens on the integrated code just before the deployment takes place.
Note: Stabilization sprints take place just before the product is released and is often hard to execute. Here, no code is written. However, regression testing takes place and UAT is performed by SME’s and product owners.
UAT User Story
ScrumMaster writes the user story for user acceptance testing. Only 1 UAT is written and all the tasks to validate the user stories can be written under product’s owner or SME user story. There are two acceptance criteria for this.
- Performs verification, validates functionality, and emulate real-world scenarios
- Validated business function at the component level and system integration level
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