Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The criteria that the software component, product, or system must satisfy in order to be accepted by the customer.
The process used to verify that a new or modified software product is fully operational and meets the customer's requirements.
Formal testing conducted by the customer to determine whether or not a software product or system satisfies the documented acceptance criteria. Successful completion of acceptance testing defines the point at which the customer will accept the product as a successful implementation.
A major unit of work to be completed in achieving the objectives of a software project. An activity incorporates a set of tasks to be completed, consumes resources, and results in work products. An activity may contain other activities in a hierarchical manner. All project activities are described in the Project Plan.
A person or system that interacts with the software application in support of a specific process or to perform a specific operation or related set of operations. See Use Case.
A set of well-defined rules for the solution to a problem in a finite number of steps. Generally implemented as a logical or mathematical test or calculation. See Business rules.
A nice word for "bug." Anything observed in the operation of software that deviates from expectations based on design documentation or user references.
One or more software executables designed to fulfill a specific set of business functions individually or in cooperation with other applications.
A formal examination of a deliverable, generally by a quality assurance reviewer, for the presence of a specific set of attributes and structural elements. An assessment is not an in-depth examination of content, as the content of a deliverable may be outside the reviewer’s domain of expertise. See Review.
A condition that is generally accepted as truth without proof or demonstration.
A piece of information describing part of a particular entity.
An independent examination of software or software documentation to assess compliance with predetermined criteria.
The ability of each party in a transaction to verify the identity of the other parties.