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September QA SIG

Acceptable Acceptance Testing

This is the tale of a team of software professionals at Microsoft patterns and practices group who wrote a book on software acceptance testing. Jon Bach was one of the writers, ensuring that the project team used its own methods so the book would be acceptable to you, the reader. To develop the book, the team employed key ideas of agile projects - creating a backlog using story cards, working in short iterations, exploring requirements and expectations, building customer trust through iterative acceptance, and staying connected to the customer community through frequent preview releases, surveys, and interviews. They created a heuristic acceptance testing model for knowing when they had reached enough "acceptability," but the book is only in Alpha release so they won't really be sure it's acceptable until they talk to potential readers like you.

This will be an interactive talk where Jon will not only describe the process and content they produced, but will facilitiate a group activity to discover how acceptable you might find the content of the book and if you apply acceptance testing methodologies in similar ways.

To get a free online preview of the book, go to: http://www.codeplex.com/TestingGuidance/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx

Go to the QA Sig Website to register for this event.

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