Hi Friends, I hope by now you are very well understood the roles and responsibilities of the business analyst so far. It is a must for a business analyst to have a thorough knowledge of the domain and its functionality. In software industries, the BA plays a vital role in user acceptance testing (UAT). It is important to validate and verify that the product is error-free and meeting the business needs. Any kind of inaccuracy and mismanagement leads to failure.
As the business analyst is well versed in the functionality and the business processes he has an important role in the UAT. It is mandatory that all the validations are verified prior to designing the proper test cases. The UAT test cases do not only cover the functionality of the product but it also checks other aspects of the product such as system environment, what possible defects could arise, and how to deal with the defects and errors.
The business analyst and system tester have to design the UAT test cases by considering all the possible scenarios. While designing these test cases, the business analyst has to refer to requirement gathering documents, uses cases, user stories, design decision documents, functional design documents, etc.
Finding and designing the proper set of test cases is a little bit of a critical task. There is no particular rule or fixed process to design such test cases. But the analytical thinking and problem-solving ability help to handle UAT smoothly.
As the objective of the UAT to confirm that the product is ready to use one must be careful as a business analyst to achieve this task.