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Field Ops Memo 2010-11A: BEACON 3.0 User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

Date: 
02/17/2010
Author: 
DTA

Overview
BEACON 3.0 User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is designed to test the typical transactions encountered by DTA field and Central Office users, as well as external agencies that interface with BEACON on a daily basis.

Testing is being conducted at TAOs and Central Office by staff who have volunteered and been trained to test the new system. Effective January 16, 2010, BEACON 2.0 data was converted into the BEACON 2.0 Training application. Therefore BEACON 2.0 Training will contain information only as current as January 16, 2010.

Phase 1 of UAT began on January 19, 2010, and Phase 2 began on February 1, 2010.

Purpose
The purpose of this memo is to describe the preparation for and outline the procedures to be followed in the process for BEACON 3.0 UAT. To that end a process has been developed and a number of tools have been created to monitor the testing and communicate any issues that require resolution. To prepare for UAT, over 500 test scenarios have been developed. A UAT Test Scenario Inventory document and a Caseload Profile document have been created for each UAT tester with a caseload. These documents have been uploaded to the R: Drive for each TAO participating in the testing process.

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