Volume I provides an overview of the acceptance process and how acceptance testing and other key practices fit into the process. It is subdivided into three main parts:
- Part I – Thinking about Acceptance explains six mental models that are useful when thinking about the acceptance process.
- Part II – Perspectives on Acceptance describes the acceptance process from the perspectives of key stakeholders in two different kinds of organizations: the Information Technology Department in a business and the Product Development Company. Most readers involved in the acceptance process should find some commonality with at least one of the roles describes.
Note: This volume is intended to be read from beginning to end. It
- Part III – Accepting Software introduces the practices that are necessary for planning the acceptance process, for performing acceptance testing and for improving the acceptance process.
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- Main authors:
- Grigori Melnik (program manager at Microsoft patterns & practices)
- Gerard Meszaros (agile coach, test automation expert and author of xUnit Test Patterns - Refactoring Test Code)
- Jon Bach (professional test strategist from Lexis Nexis)
- Contributors and production:
- Michael Puleio (developer at p&p with a passion around testing)
- Rohit Sharma (tester at p&p)
- RoAnn Corbisier (technical writer and editor at p&p)
- Hakan Erdogmus (applied researcher at Kalemun Research Inc.)
- Dennis DeWitt (technical writer with Linda Werner & Associates Inc.)
- Veronica Ruiz (graphic designer, CXR Design))
- Members of the Advisory Board and invited reviewers
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