Acceptance test

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Acceptance test (when performed by an end-user, also known as user acceptance test; hereinafter, the Test) is the derivative from the acceptance criteria that verifies whether a feature is functional. The test has only two results: pass or fail. Acceptance criteria usually include one or more Tests.

Test cases that users employ to judge whether the delivered system is acceptable. Each acceptance test describes a set of system inputs and expected results.


According to Juran's Quality Handbook by Defeo (7th edition),

Acceptance test. A highly structured form of testing a completed, integrated system to assess compliance with specifications; commonly applied to complex systems, such as computer systems.

According to the BABOK Guide (3rd edition),

User acceptance test (UAT). Assessing whether the delivered solution meets the needs of the stakeholder group that will be using the solution. The assessment is validated against identified acceptance criteria.

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