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Duration: 2 days | Price: On application

When do we stop testing – when the test plan is finished or when we run out of time? There is never enough time to test everything. For testers, business analysts and business users there is one overriding issue: acceptance testing functional requirements to ensure the system does what the business users want.

Using your projects specification as the case study, you will learn how to develop a best practice testing strategy and test plan which can be used on current and future projects. The workshop brings together business analysts, business users and testers – and gets everybody on the same page at the same time.

We use your company’s business specifications and test plans as the course case study. Price of the course includes a pre-course interview with the instructor and customisation of the course around your company’s documentation.

Is This the Right Course for You?
This course is suitable for:

  • business analysts responsible for writing acceptance criteria
  • business users responsible for accepting business functionality
  • project staff responsible for performing user acceptance testing and system implementation
Course Objectives
Delegates will learn how to interpret and review a User Requirements Specification, how to devise a test plan and how to devise test data that will prove the correctness and integrity of the delivered system.

Delegates will be familiar with a Business System Specification and its meaning. They will be able to plan and execute a User Acceptance Test for a complete system.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the Acceptance Testing workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • describe where acceptance testing fits into the systems development lifecycle
  • develop and agree acceptance testing strategy
  • develop an acceptance test plan
  • develop test scripts
  • record and monitor test results
  • make recommendations on acceptance of software
What Past Attendees Said

“Introduced, confirmed and reiterated a variety of incredibly useful structures, methodologies and means of implementation for UAT” Project Manager, Elders Insurance

“Essential. Provided me with the information I need to advise on and lead testing” Business Analyst, Attorney General’s Dept NSW

“The time allocated to attending the training will easily be recouped in the improvements and efficiencies gained” Manager, Royal District Nursing Service

“Excellent course – the use of our own organisation’s example really helped” Team Leader, National Australia Bank

“Very beneficial… would be of huge benefit to IT if the BAs and Project Managers were also to attend along with business users” Senior Analyst, Pacific Brands

“Excellent course to bring my team up to date with testing principles and practices” Testing Manager, AGL

Course Outline


What is the objective? The Tester’s role. Testing strategies.


Non-code deliveries. Software tools. Effective practices.


System bugs. Quality management. Agreed standards.



The risk framework. Scoping the testing. Integration testing. Business fit issues. Problem identification. Involving users. Stress and volume tests.


Data conversions. Conducting the tests. Assessing results. Final recommendations.


This course is currently available for in-house training only. Enquire here.