What user acceptance testing metrics are most crucial to a business?

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    Ronan
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    @ronan

    User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is usually the last step in the development cycle before deployment.

    In many ways UAT gains importance the closer it comes to the release date. So what metrics would you consider to be the most vital in User Acceptance testing?

    #11786
    Jesper
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    @jesper-lindholt-ottosen

    Metrics are dangerous – one that works in one context, can be dangerous in another context. If i was to decide a general metric it would be regarding the UAT testers being acknowledged

    #11832
    Anurag khode
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    @anurag-khode

    I think test coverage and identified risks against those areas are one of the most critical things in UAT.

    #12780
    Ronan
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    @ronan

    I agree @jesper-lindholt-ottosen with what you are saying but they can be a good guide I think.

    Good suggestions @anurag-khode. Test coverage would the be one of the most vital I think too.

    #12783
    ard_kramer
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    @ard_kramer

    Test coverage as a metric doesn’t say much. It is always a relative figure and if you can’t explain what the scope is of the coverage, it doesn’t say much. This also means that you haven’t covered anything outside the scope….
    Conclusion: be very carefull with metrics especially when it acceptance concerned. Acceptance is more about trust, for example: a team which build and tested an airplane, let them do the first flight and if they don’t trust it, you know enough….

    the Ard of testing

    #14816
    Archana
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    @archana

    Percentage of unresolved high severity defects is another thing to be considered.

    #15873
    stefan
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    @ipstefan
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