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6.1 Develop Tests

There are six sub-sections in the 6. Approach section: 6.1 Develop Tests, 6.2 Prepare to Test, 6.3 Run Tests, 6.4 Review Test Results, 6.5 Plan Testing, and 6.6 Change Management.

This subsection outlines the six steps to be applied in developing the formal tests required to run any form of testing. The six steps are shown in the diagram.

The processes for developing tests for UAT.

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Develop Tests consists of six interrelated sub-processes which start with the requirements and end up with a set of Test Cases with Test Scripts to run them.

6.1.1 Analyse Requirements

The testing team will analyse the requirements and make certain they are well structured. They will then use matrix techniques to aid the discovery of any missing requirements.

6.1.2 Develop Scenarios

The UAT team will develop a set of lightweight business scenarios that interact with the system using the USE Case technique.

These scenarios will be compared with the results of the requirements analysis to discover any additional missing requirements.

6.1.3 Derive Acceptance Criteria

For UAT the design techniques used will be the black box techniques of:

If there are any concerns about aspects of the system testing then additional Acceptance Criteria will be developed using:

6.1.4 Construct Test Cases

For each of the Acceptance Criteria a set of test data will be specified which will exercise it under test. So that the full set of test data will have tested all of the Acceptance Criteria at least once.

6.1.5 Write Test Scripts

Test Scripts will be written to enable all Test Cases to be run. They will contain enough detail to allow the running of the tests as well as specifying when results should be checked and how to check them.

Where possible general Tests Scripts will be produced which can be used for several sets of Test Case data.

6.1.6 Review Documents

The UAT team will review all relevant requirements documents, and any documents produced by the UAT processes.

In most cases the documentation will be reviewed using informal reviews of people commenting on the problems in documents.

The full committee approach to reviews will be used for a few key documents including:

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