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Subject:Re: UAT Test Scripts From:Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Sun, 5 Mar 2006 11:03:08 -0800 (PST)
Well said Beth. I further add that, typically, UAT is
a form of what is referred to as functional testing.
In functional testing, our test scripts specify the
inputs to a "black box" (the funciton being tested -
we call it a black box because we can not see it's
inner workings) and the scripts specify the expected
outputs from of the black box. (We may also want to
specify any initial state considerations.)
Input process output, input process output, input
process output - our whole system is conceptualized as
such, and our test scripts are written around such.
Hmmmm?? Input process output, input process output:
Now what tool can aid us in seeing the system in such
a fashion?? Hmmmmm??? I wonder?
> Good User Acceptance Testing often means pushing the
> envelope as far as
> what the product can do. Techwriters find many of
> the flaws users might
> encounter because during documentation we are
> exploring rather than
> using it to complete tasks. As Tony mentioned, you
> want to find where
> the exceptions are hiding. What happens to the
> product if you enter
> invalid input? In a date field, for example, if you
> input the 76th of
> Orkuary, year 3, will it accept it? What if you do
> not follow an
> accepted workflow but do things differently? Users
> are individuals,
> after all. What things are users likely to do with
> the product that may
> not have been anticipated?
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