Acceptance test of journeys
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Published: Jan 31, 2011
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2012
Many teams focus acceptance testing at the story level, but this can lead to a large number of hard to maintain tests, and a focus on completing individual stories instead of coherent functionality needed to go live. A more holistic approach is to group user stories into journeys for which we create acceptance tests. Journeys through a system are a set of user interactions that provide value for both users and the business. At the outset a journey acceptance test will cover only one step, but as stories are completed the journey is expanded to encompass each stage in the user’s progress. Once the acceptance test of journeys passes, this tells us we have delivered real value.