Suitability of FIT User Acceptance Tests for Specifying Functional Requirements: Developer Perspective

  • Grigori Melnik
  • Kris Read
  • Frank Maurer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3134)


The paper outlines an experiment conducted in two different academic environments, in which FIT tests were used as a functional requirements specification. Common challenges for functional requirements specifications are identified, and a comparison is made between how well prose and FIT user acceptance tests are suited to overcoming these challenges from the developer’s perspective. Experimental data and participant feedback are examined to evaluate whether developers can use requirements in the form of FIT tests to create a design and implementation.


Test Suite Functional Requirement Customer Requirement Acceptance Test Wishful Thinking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grigori Melnik
    • 1
  • Kris Read
    • 1
  • Frank Maurer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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