A customer’s satisfaction and acceptance of contracted deliverables is
key to the recognition that the ETELIGENCE has completed its obligations.
An Acceptance Test Plan is prepared and agreed with the customer.
This document sets out the process of how acceptance is to be gained,
the roles and responsibilities of organisations and individuals in the process,
and the detailed procedures to be used for running tests and assessing and agreeing the results
Acceptance is always against a Functional Design or an equivalent in customer lifecycle terminology.
The acceptance criteria are defined in the Acceptance Test Plan.
The criteria should be defined in terms which prevent trivial failures from stopping acceptance.
An Acceptance Test Specification is produced to specify the tests which, upon successful completion,
are agreed to constitute acceptance with the customer. These tests are formally derived from,
and explicitly traced to requirements in, the agreed Functional Design
in order to verify and validate that the software or system meets its requirements.
The Acceptance Test Specification is formally agreed with the customer and is produced as early in the project
lifecycle as possible.
Detailed test scripts, are produced for each test specified in the Acceptance Test Specification.
A record of each test run, its test results, and the pass/fail status of the test agreed with
the customer is retained in project records.
Acceptance Testing is complete once the defined tests have been executed and meet their acceptance criteria.