4. Features To Be Tested
Within "4. Features To Be Tested" you define which of the features of the system or sub-system will be tested. In UAT the principle focus is on what the system can do for the organisation rather than if it works. This is a key principle as whether it works should have been done in System testing. Therefore you need to identify the business operations, scenarios, and functionality that are to be tested in each system and sub-system as these are what delivers value to the organisation.
Sample Text for 4. Features To Be Tested
|Item Being Tested||Business Scenarios Being Tested|
|Borrowers sub-system||Creating a new library user|
|The circulation sub-system||Issuing an item|
|The circulation sub-system||Renewing an item|
|The circulation sub-system||Returning an item including overdue fine calculations|
|The catalogue sub-system||Cataloguing a book|
|The catalogue sub-system||Removing a book from stock|
Other Articles on SCOPE
SCOPE is one of the five aspects of a test plan. Other articles on it are:
- 3. Test Items gives guidance on what to put in this section of a test plan.
- 5. Features not to be Tested gives guidance on what features are in relation to test items that will not be tested.
- Basics of Project Plans gives further information on item 2:"Long or Unrealistic Timescales" and item 4:"Scope Creep" as two of the five key characteristics of a project plan and the importance of balancing them.
- Verification and Validation has further information on item 6:"Poor Testing" by explaining what the terms Verification and Validation mean.