Acceptance Test Engineering Guide, Vol. I - BETA2

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Released: Jun 30, 2009
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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. It

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The Team

  • 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
    • You, the community. We want to hear from you via the Discussion forum here, the Issue Tracker, and feedback comments on what we post.

Reviews for this release

Thank you, very interesting even it could be condensed in 50 pages. How can i generate a completenes graph and deploy it on a intranet?
by bugmenot2 on Oct 2, 2009 at 8:22 AM
Insightful guide. Thanks. Would like to see volume 2.
by ChristianBM on Aug 21, 2009 at 10:24 AM
This book is an absolute must for any development team. It really describes the dynamics of the acceptance testing process in a way that is technology agnostic and easy to understand. We have made it a required read for our development team.
by dpiessens on Jul 28, 2009 at 2:38 PM