Prior to launching a new technology product in the market, it’s crucial to verify its smooth operation and, you know, does what it’s supposed to do. This verification process calls for user acceptance testing (UAT). Although a development team typically aims for a swift and seamless UAT after dedicating substantial time and effort to a new product, this might not always be the right goal.
While the absence of significant bugs or issues during UAT is certainly desirable, what holds more significance is that the process furnishes the team with the insights required to ensure the product genuinely aligns with the end users’ requirements. In this article, 20 members of the Forbes Technology Council offer their expert advice on establishing effective UAT procedures that deliver valuable insights.
Perform UAT Steps As Each Story Is Completed
“A formal UAT phase is a holdover from the Waterfall methodology and slows the pace of innovation. For maximum speed in Agile, acceptance testing should be included in the Definition of Done and performed for each user story before it’s considered complete. The scrum team, including the product owner, should perform the steps required for UAT as they complete each story, approximately every two to three days.” – Dave Todaro