UAT, or user acceptance testing, is a highly valuable resource in the business world today. Many departments from many different business can find a lot of value in making sure that their IT projects are run through UAT before the finalization of the project. Whether the company employs a business analyst, subject matter experts, project managers, or quality assurance to make sure that IT projects get off the ground quickly but with a high degree of quality, UAT can be the tool that gets the job done.
Learning the details of a quality UAT is not as difficult as it seems. A simple and straightforward training program can help the right individuals learn the details of putting together the right test, tailoring the test, and implementing the test to help ensure the best possible accuracy in the results. Virtual training programs can be highly effective when it comes to enabling the right departments to perform these tests.
Testing is done with various aspects in mind and usually different companies have different testing requirements. In some cases, there may be a need to encourage different test writing per project.
In order to ensure that the process of implementing high quality and accurate user acceptance testing doesn’t completely drain valuable time the appropriate departments should be able to come up with a method of testing that is readily repeated and teachable.
Teams can be taught the procedure to ensure that should one department head be unavailable to perform the testing there are others who can do it just as well. This enables the company to perform the tests on a tight schedule and get the IT projects done in a timely and functional manner.
One of the more valuable aspects of UAT is being able to pass along the information that is discovered during the testing phase. It isn’t enough to determine that the project failed the user acceptance testing. The detailed reporting of the issues must make it into the final analysis so that the project can be restructured or reassessed in order to make the project completely functional.
Courses should always offer the end result communication as part of the program so that the effectiveness of the testing as well as the projects have a firm grasp of what is expected in the event that the program fails the test. This sort of information can save time in the future as well as the IT department becomes more familiar with its tendencies for pitfalls.
User acceptance testing is one of the best ways to encourage greater quality and recover lost time wasted on unsatisfactory IT projects. The competitive world of business is using the training to ensure that they have a leg up on the competition and that they consistently deliver high quality IT projects time and again.
A demonstration of how I use the edging tool on the Philips OneBlade.