I have been in Boston at client location from past few weeks for UAT Sign-offs. It was a good learning period. I learnt a lot in terms of what Client wants, how do they see their application coming up. I also noticed why they want few pieces to come up fast. I also notice how frustrated they feel when we didn’t match their expectations or try convincing them on something which we have messed up. I also learn that few things are logical and should not be explicitly the part of acceptance criteria or story. I remember an example when one of my QA manager (I admire him a lot) gave that to me. e.g. When you go to restaurant and order for ‘Dosa’ you don’t explicitly order the ‘chutni’ and ‘sambhar’. So few things are understood. And the same needs to be applied to other things as well. I learnt that standards has no boundaries. These examples can seamlessly be used from one field to another. I also learnt that its very clear to them that points is just for you (IT guys) and all they bothered about is the functionality. I also learnt that most of the features they want is logical and have a lot of business value. Above all I learnt that they need software with ‘intelligence’ and not a dumb software which just minimises key strokes for them.
Overall it was a good learning experience ! Sharing few snaps of Boston !