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Over the past few years, there have been a variety of definitions applied to User Acceptance Testing (UAT). Your success in validating that a system or application is "fit for use" by the intended user depends on how you define this phase of testing.For example, if you see UAT as a functional test based solely on user requirements, you will likely miss the same things in testing that were missed in defining the requirements. Another example is that if you see UAT as the tests that can be automated in agile testing, you may miss the "hands on" assessment of the actual user to determine how the application actually meets their needs.
I need to be clear that I am not saying that you must use my definition of UAT or else you will be hopelessly doomed to project failure. What I am saying is that there are a variety views of UAT that may or may not meet your needs - and that you had better be sure you know the differences in the ways UAT is defined. [Read more at http://www.riceconsulting.com/articles/what_is_UAT.htm]
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