Speaker: NK Shrivastava, RefineM

Narendra (NK) Shrivastava, PMP, PMI-RMP, is a board member of the PMI Southwest Missouri Chapter and a seasoned project management consultant. After working in several companies for more than 20 years and reaching the top of the project management ladder, he started his own project management consulting company, RefineM, in 2011. NK specializes in helping organizations implement the best practices in project management by setting up a Project Management Office/Center of Excellence. NK is an agile coach and trains project teams to adopt agile methodologies in their projects. He also provides management consulting, coaching/mentoring, and training on several areas in project management and is a frequent conference speaker and trainer.

A Practical Approach to User Acceptance Testing

Wednesday, November 7, 2012: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

What is User Acceptance Testing? Why is it important? And how do you develop a winning UAT strategy? NK will present a practical UAT process that will not only help you engage customers and end users in UAT but will also help you take your test and development process to the next level.   A successful UAT approach consists of strategy, determining what tests to perform, who will perform them and how will they be performed; an entry and exit criteria, when to start and when to stop; and communication and collaboration,  what to report and how.  Learn to lead your testing team through these three phases.  This workshop will also focus on the development and use of a Production Readiness Scorecard as a crucial output of UAT that helps stakeholders determine whether the software is ready to be put into production on not.

  • Develop a better understanding of user acceptance testing
  • Explore how to build a successful strategy for user acceptance testing
  • Learn the use of the Production Readiness Scorecard to determine the effectiveness and quality of your User Acceptance Testing