Acceptance Testing Workshop

ACCEPTANCE TESTING WORKSHOP

Duration: 2 days | Price: On application

SYNOPSIS

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 business analysts and business users there is one overriding issue: acceptance testing functional requirements to ensure the system does what the business users want - and what they specified.

This extensive two day acceptance testing training workshop teaches business analysts and users to take responsibility for the quality of the system that they have specified, and that their colleagues will ultimately be using. Having signed off the business systems specification they must now test the systems to see if the end result of months or years of project effort are delivering the required results.

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  

 

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

"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

DAY 1

INTRODUCTION

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

TESTING TECHNIQUES

Non-code deliveries. Software tools. Effective practices.

QUALITY PRACTICES

System bugs. Quality management. Agreed standards.

 

DAY 2

PLANNING THE TESTS

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

TESTING ENVIRONMENT

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

COURSE DATES & BOOKINGS

This course is currently available for in-house and group bookings only. Enquire here.