Often neglected, one of the most important phases in making sure that
the software meets the user requirements is acceptance
testing. The challenges it sets are numerous and thus, many project managers face the hard
decision how to organize the process that requires not only technical
knowledge but also demands to be able to put themselves
in the user’s shoes. Being aware of the problems that will be met and
relying on the testing performed so far, many neglect
the need of conducting the acceptance testing using both external and
internal resources. This may result in great loss for the company as the
end user is dissatisfied by the software and refuse to use it. The company will face profit loss and what is most important – it
will lose reputation.
That is the reason why each project manager shall be aware of the main challenges of organizing and conducting the acceptance testing. The benefits from it are numerous and will only lead you and your team to a greater success.