18 - 20 May 2016 in Prague

The website of last year conference can be found on 2015.czechtest.com

User Acceptance Testing

User Acceptance Testing is often treated as the poor relation of testing and is given very little thought until it's time to actually do it. Then there is a mad panic to get something in place to be able to get user sign-off. This doesn't need to be the case at all and, in fact, it shouldn't be. UAT is probably the most important test phase of all as it is where we confirm that the system is fit for purpose to the business stakeholders. However, it is essential that UAT is planned properly, it starts as early as possible and enough time is allowed to complete the testing and fix any problems that arise.


In this session, we will look at:

1. What UAT is and what it isn't

2. Think differently – business outcomes, not requirements

3. How to get started, planning and estimating 

4. UAT challenges and solutions 

5. Managing defects

6. Reporting and stakeholder management

7. Getting over the finish line to implementation


Expected knowledge: Good understanding of testing principles


Steve Portch, Testing Solutions Group, UK

Steve is a highly experienced professional with over 40 years experience in IT, the last 25 years in test management and test consultancy. He has successfully delivered UAT on many different projects for many companies including Halifax, Barclays, ABN Amro, Old Mutual and Metropolitan Police.

Steve is a Principal Consultant with Testing Solutions where he is responsible for preparing testing approaches for client projects as well as project delivery. He is also part of the training team presenting practitioner led courses on Non-Functional Testing, Risk-Based Testing and UAT.