Acceptance Test Engineering Guide, Vol. I - RC1

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Released: Oct 26, 2009
Updated: Oct 28, 2009 by gmelnik
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Release Notes

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.
  • 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.

Note: This volume is intended to be read from beginning to end.

Reviews for this release

Good start but following this guide misses one significant issue of evaluating how maintainable the new software is! Almost all software is not maintained by the same people that wrote it, and even then I've seen frequent cases of major releases that ultimately failed because no one bothered to test how well the support staff could resolve issues with the tools provided to confirm SLA compliance.
by mlaneor on Jan 2, 2011 at 7:07 PM
Excellent release!
by c_marius on Feb 14, 2010 at 2:04 PM
This is a terrific start to a dialogue that acknowledges the role of customer-testers on enterprise projects. Much of what we write in industry about software testing ignores the reality that somewhere along the line, non-professional testers have to "test". This guidance is an example of the leadership and coaching that we need to provide to those individuals.
by ageras on Dec 16, 2009 at 6:09 PM
Solid overview. Thanks! Look forward to future volumes in the series.
by koval412 on Dec 2, 2009 at 2:19 AM
Excellent~~ Waiting for Vol II
by yccheung on Dec 1, 2009 at 2:14 AM