This glossary contains terminology specifically related to the areas of software testing and test management, and other terms that are related to the topic of this book.

The first occurrence of a term in the book which is defined in the glossary is preceded by an arrow “→”. Terminology that has already been defined in »Software Testing Foundations« [Spillner 07] will not be repeated here. Refer to [URL: ISTQB Glossary] for an up-to-date version of the ISTQB glossary.1

acceptance criteria: The exit criteria that a component or system must satisfy in order to be accepted by a user, customer, or other authorized entity. [IEEE 610.12]

acceptance testing: Formal testing with respect to user needs, requirements, and business processes conducted ...

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