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New Post 5/1/2019 1:31 AM
User is offline MadiMo
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Difference between a Testing Acceptance Criteria and Requirement Acceptance Criteria 

Hello,

I am having a confusion between the practical definition of a Requirement, Requirement Acceptance Criteria and the Testing Acceptance Criteria.

I understand what each definition means, however, an acceptance criteria to me re-states the workflow that must be followed to consider a user story done, for example:

This is a user story that says

As a content editor, I would like to update the content of my product, so that I keep the customers aware of the latest special offers.

The Requirement Acceptance Criteria could be:

Ensure the content owner is able to :

  1. Log in to the Content Management System
  2. Edit the current price
  3. Set up the offer timeframe

However, such acceptance criteria does re-instate the Functionality Workflow, does not it? In that case what is the difference between this and a Requirement?

Other people would say that an acceptance criteria for this feature is simply as this:

Ensure that 8 out of 10 users are capable to edit the product details in less 4 click interaction.

So which one is the best written acceptance criteria? Do you write it based on the Testing View or the Requirement View?

 

Many Thanks for your kind advice

 
New Post 5/24/2019 10:13 PM
User is offline Krishna 02
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Re: Difference between a Testing Acceptance Criteria and Requirement Acceptance Criteria 

Hello

Thanks for raising this question. Keeps coming up multiple times in my mind and maybe others too - when we actually apply tools like user stories / acceptance criteria in real life assignments.

I feel as a BA, its our constant attempt to present requirements / solutions in ways that can be understood by both the user and developer. Tools / templates facilitate this sync up.

Maybe there is no single way of using these tools. Guess its fine to use them in our own way, to suit our situation - so long as overall objective of clear communication is met.

In given example, i like the way user story and acceptance criteria is written. If i read it wearing both User & Developer hats - the User story is giving me the context (what this requirement is about) and Acceptance criteria is giving me next level of details (what does "update the content" relate to).

Maybe User also expects the 8 out of 10 and < 4 click requirements. I would believe these are non-functional in nature, but a BA should tie these up and can add it to the above Acceptance criteria.

Just sharing my thought process, would like to hear views from you and others too !

Thanks and Best regards

Krishna

 
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