Validation/Testing/UAT

A Layman’s View of a Great Tester

Over the last six months our project has deployed 2 major releases and 2 minor releases. Depending on how your organization is structured, Requirements analysts may or may not be part of the testing efforts. I have been fortunate to work closely with the testing teams as we tested and …

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The Black Art of Predicting Defects

I was recently asked on my project to  help predict, based on project history, how many defects the team would find in the remainder of the release.  Almost every project plan I’ve been on includes a task to address outstanding defects found during testing–and I’ve even done the estimating myself …

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Top 10 User Acceptance Testing Preparation Tips

If you are a Product Manager or Business Analyst in charge of managing users through User Acceptance Testing (UAT), here are the top 10 things to do to prepare: Formal scripts – prepare formal scripts for the business users to run. If you can re-use any of QA’s scripts, all …

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Join us at Austin IIBA on July 16th!

Title: How to Use Business Data Diagrams to Derive Use Cases and UAT Scenarios Summary: Most Business Analysts have at least a passing familiarity with Entity Relationship Diagrams, or ERD’s,  and their use by DBAs and Data Architects to model logical and physical data models.   One level of abstraction above …

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Another Use for BDDs: Deriving UAT Test Scenarios

Many of my fellow colleagues on this here blog have already commented on the value of the Business Data Diagram or BDD.  Those of you familiar with ERDsor Entity Relationship Diagrams should recognize the BDD.  The key difference between the ERD and the BDD is that BDDs are not intended …

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