Feature Acceptance Test (short: FAT) is an investigation in which the acceptance of a user is tested with regard to a (newly developed) software and its functions. This test is often performed by the manufacturers of the respective software on the basis of beta tests. However, the FAT has to be distinguished from system tests, which do not test the acceptance of the software user, but the executability of a software with regard to the previously documented functions.

Why this is interesting for a Chief Digital Officer (CDO)?
The purpose of software testing is to ensure and increase the maturity and quality of a software. In the digital world software is essential. For this reason the topic is interesting for Chief Digital Officer (CDO).

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