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    Acceptance Testing Templates

    Hi,

    I know this is not an advanced php discussion, but since there's so many people here into Agile Methods, I wondered if any of you guys could share a template of an acceptance test document.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hi.

    What sort of thing do you mean?

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    Well, I want to document every new develpment on a website with both acceptance tests and prototypes. The idea is presenting the acceptance tests to the developers so that they know what's to be delivered. Does this make any sense?

    So right now we are going to create simple checklists on an rtf document to check compliance. Is there anything more sophisticated than that?

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    I think check-lists are fine. As long as the acceptance tests match up with your requirements document (which can also be a check-list, but will probably need more explanation for complex requirements), then simple lists are fine.

    Acceptance tests are more for the client-end of the equation ... I am not sure if they would give developers enough infomation to develop complex requirements from.

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    Yup, we need a more comprenhensive list of requirements for the developers. I guess we will start off with a simple bullet list.

    Anyone wants to share a sample?

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    Hi.

    Interesting. This is exactly what the arbiter project is all about (http://arbiter.sourceforge.net/). Basically bulletted lists that can actually execute. progress is very slow though, caused mostly by my own lack of time to lead the project.

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    Hi,

    Yep, I've been following up on the project. I'm sure it's going to become very handy when you do the first release, and I'll be one of the very first to download it.

    I'll try to come back and let you know my expirience with these documents (if I do any progress in the following weeks).

    Cheers,

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    One thing I've seen used to good effect that can help with acceptance testing is a traceability matrix. In a past project, we included special tags in our requirements document source (latex), design documents, method comments and test cases, then used a tool that generated a big list of requirements along with what part of the design, code and testing covered those requirements. It included forward and back referencing to help out with getting around it, and was really helpful when the client wanted a certain requirement modified or some part of the acceptance failed. http://www.jiludwig.com/Traceability...Structure.html might be helpful for a better understanding.

    My one suggestion would be to number, not bullet point, your requirements list.

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    here's some food for thought. the latter link looks very interesting

    http://www.fitnesse.org/
    http://fit.c2.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sike
    here's some food for thought. the latter link looks very interesting

    http://www.fitnesse.org/
    http://fit.c2.com/
    Actually, the first one uses the second as a back-engine.

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    Thank you all!

    I'll be checking those links soon.
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