Want to write better acceptance criteria? πŸ€”

by Apr 26, 2023

Want to write better acceptance criteria? πŸ€”

Acceptance criteria often describe functional requirements. But other requirements could be as important for the chosen solution.

πŸ’‘Tip: Enrich acceptance criteria with non-functional requirements

❓What are non-function requirements?

Non-function requirements are quality attributes. Every developer (should) thinks about these when implementing a feature. You’re helping the team to choose the better solution by adding them.

Quality attributes reflect levels of service such as:
– performance, scalability, and availability
– security
– disaster recovery
– accessibility
– monitoring, management, and audit
– flexibility and extensibility
– maintainability
– legal, regulatory and compliance
– internationalization and localization

πŸ‘‰ Write them as a checklist πŸ“‹

Example: πŸ‘‡
– The screen loads within 3 seconds.
– Change should be reflected on the website within 15 minutes.
– Navigation is intuitive and user-friendly.
– Help tooltips are provided on the feature.
– Error messages are clear and informative.

Try this tip next time you’re writing acceptance criteria πŸš€

Do you have tips for writing better acceptance criteria?


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