Acceptance Testing in Agile – What Does it Mean to You?

Fran O’Hara

Inspire Quality Services

With sequential lifecycles like the V-model, the main interpretation of ‘Acceptance’ is usually User Acceptance Testing. In the more iterative/incremental approach of Agile, the word ‘acceptance’ has a different meaning. It typically relates to customer or user story based testing. However, many agile teams struggle to ensure they have an effective test strategy because of a lack of clarity in the scope of acceptance testing, and this can lead to significant product risks being omitted in testing. Key Takeaways: Clarify the many forms of acceptance testing and the roles involved. Get practical advice to help ensure your approach is as…....

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About Me!

Fran O’Hara is Director and Principal Consultant of Inspire Quality Services. With almost 30 years’ experience in the software industry, he specialises in pragmatic approaches to lean/agile, software process improvement, quality/testing, and associated practices. For the last 5 years, his main focus has been providing agile/lean coaching, training and support to organisations transitioning to agile/lean particularly with Scrum/XP and Kanban.
Fran is a regular speaker at agile, process improvement and quality/testing conferences. He is a certified ScrumMaster, Professional ScrumMaster, an ISTQB testing tutor at advanced level, a trained lead assessor for CMMI and TMMi, a fellow of the Irish Computer Society, a director of the TMMi Foundation, and co-founder of the Irish SIG in Software Testing – SoftTest.

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