User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is one of the final phases in the project life cycle and provides end users of the system with the opportunity to test the system prior to its live state. It is the final check that the Business Processes will function in the manner they were intended and built.
For a number of years, I was responsible for converting a large number of, mostly manual, processes into an automated ticket logging system for a major UK company. Many of these processes passed through a number of teams on their road to completion, and they ranged from routine tasks like creating a new user account to the more complex process of getting new software approved for purchase and installation.
If we were to visit the town where I grew up, I could take you to any place in that town without having to use Sat Nav. I wouldn’t even have to glance at Google Maps to find my way.