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pulsar, pulsar consulting

Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT)

Acceptance Tests: two phases: 

  • FAT (Factory Acceptance Tests : Tests realised by the client’s own testing team on Pulsar’s site (on client request). This allows a quick fix of early stage bugs.
  • When the FAT period is over, and more generally at each version delivery, two CD-ROMs are created, one for the client and one for Pulsar internal versioning


Associated methodology documents: 

TEST-DB-FAT-<Client>-< Project>-[Topic]-[Doc_Version].mdb (Path: < Project>\Tests) Database allowing generating:

  • TEST-FLOWS-< Client>-< Project>-[Topic]- [Doc_Version].doc : the Test Scenarios and Cases of the Application (Business, Functional and Technical Tests Flows)
  • TEST-PROBLEMS-< Client>-< Project>-[Topic]-[Doc_Version].doc: , the Tests Results and the description of the found problems and their resolution.

MM<nr>-< Client>-< Project>-< Date>-[Topic].doc (Path: <Project>\Docs\Follow-up) Minutes of the meetings with the clients; (Path: < Project>\Docs\Pulsar Internal) Minutes of the internal meetings 

TASK -< Client>-< Project>-[Doc_Version].xls (Path: < Project\Docs\Pulsar Internal) Distribution of the tasks across the team, 

ENH-< Client>-<Project>-[Doc_Version].xls (Path: < Project\Docs\Request&Proposals) Listing of the known future enhancements (that means specifying what’s outside the scope of the project). 

PROJ-PLAN< Client>-< Project>-[Doc_Version].mpp (Path: <Project>\Docs\Request&Proposal) Planning of the project (Example: MPP file), often in Gantt-Chart form, including if needed the resource allocation. 

PROJ-PROGRESS< NR>-< Client>-< Project>-< Date>-[Doc_Version].doc (Path: < Project>\Docs\Follow-up) Project Progress Report (follow-up of the project status) 

QUES-< Client>-< Project>-[Doc_Version].xls (Path: < Project\Docs\Request&Proposals) Listing of all the questions that are raised during the project and needs to be asked to the client