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#1243 BPTS - Is Business process testing the best name / description. change request accepted

Is Business process testing the best name / description? Does it exclude other approaches to broader User Acceptance Testing that we may see in Systems Engineering. Is User Acceptance Testing acceptable?

Maybe "acceptance testing" is a better name - which can cover a variety of example types.

From wikipedia -

In engineering and its various subdisciplines, acceptance testing is a test conducted to determine if the requirements of a specification or contract are met. It may involve chemical tests, physical tests, or performance tests.

In systems engineering, it may involve black-box testing performed on a system (for example: a piece of software, lots of manufactured mechanical parts, or batches of chemical products) prior to its delivery.[1]

In software testing, the ISTQB defines acceptance testing as:

Formal testing with respect to user needs, requirements, and business processes conducted to determine whether a system satisfies the acceptance criteria [2] and to enable the user, customers or other authorized entity to determine whether to accept the system.

— Standard Glossary of Terms used in Software Testing[3]:2

Acceptance testing is also known as user acceptance testing (UAT), end-user testing, operational acceptance testing (OAT), acceptance test-driven development (ATDD) or field (acceptance) testing. Acceptance criteria are the criteria that a system or component must satisfy in order to be accepted by a user, customer, or other authorized entity

Current status of this request: accepted

What we decided

Include in overall review of business analysis skills for SFIA 8

SFIA Updates Manager
Oct 14, 2020 04:50 PM

I think we should also look at the levels here and why the skill only applicable at level 4 and above

SFIA Updates Manager
Oct 14, 2020 04:54 PM

• Still see use of model office or formalised user trials in some deliveries, depending on sector. Often see business process testing done as part of UAT.
• Where Agile methods used, much more focus on meeting user requirements via user story and journey definitions during development.
• Useability testing now often seen as part of NFT activity rather than business process testing, particularly as this is now more likely to be tools based (accessibility, visual impairment etc), and is actually covered in USEV.

From Angela Martland based on a review of skills associated with the Testing profession.