QA Engagement in User Acceptance Testing

Quality Assurance Testing and User Acceptance Testing have obvious similarities, yet each have unique objectives. Ideally, QA and UAT are performed by different teams and at different intervals in the project timeline. QA are the SMEs in defect detection, removal, and testing process governance, while oftentimes the UAT team are the functional SMEs in their respective business area and “not so much” in the testing space – and could benefit from QA’s guidance to make it a success as well as a well-defined repeatable process. This presentation will show how QA can effectively engage with the UAT team and project stakeholders before and during the UAT test event to maximize the effectiveness and efficiencies of both teams.

Session Takeaways:

  • Describe the difference between QA testing and User Acceptance testing and the objectives of each.
  • How QA can effectively engage with the UAT team during planning and execution with a repeatable process to make it as successful as possible.
  • RACI chart is provided that lists all UAT planning and execution activities, which can be used to help manage planning and expectations across all participants (who does what) and sample daily report.

Sample Daily Metric Report is provided showing project stakeholders % complete, % success, and defects found

Location: Fairbanks Terrace B Date: April 1, 2015 Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Elizabeth Wisdom Elizabeth Wisdom