08. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Write Logical Acceptance Tests

During release planning meeting. Capture acceptance criteria and immediately add the as logical test cases to the PBI. It will help the team to understand, clarify the discussion and more important for this topic, it helps testers be involved, and be important at the early stages of the software cycle.

Within VS11 | TFS11 this is very easy to accomplish:

  1. add the PBI to the backlog.image
  2. add logical test cases, from the backlog item work item. and only add the test case title.
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  3. Start planning and execute the sprint
  4. open Microsoft Test Manager, add a test plan for the current sprint.
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  5. Add the Backlog items as Requirement Suites to the plan and see the test cases listed in the suite, ready to add test steps.
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This is a very small tip, but is very useful to get testing involved in a sprint (see tip 01).

Past Tips:
01. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint - The Team and Activities
02. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Regression Test Sets
03. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Test Automation
04. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Undone Backlog Item
05. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – No Double, Triple Testing
06. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – PBI Implementation Sequence
07. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Risk and Business driven Tests

Next Tips:
09. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Test Tasks on the Board
10. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – Done
11. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint - The Customer Test Team
12. Getting Testing Done in the Sprint – The Test Branch

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