Recently I was asked:
Do you have any good reads regarding testers helping flesh out user story acceptance criteria?
I couldn’t think of any articles or blog posts off the top of my head so I went with advice based on my own experience:
“In my own experience, a lot of it is asking questions of others: how does X fit with Y?
If we add Z do we have a DB table that links that to A? Over time then you start to learn the entire system front to back. Being new to the whole team is an even better place to be because you’ll see things others haven’t or they will have to explain them to you when they might never have had to do so before.”
This didn’t feel like a very complete answer to me. I thought it was okay but not fantastic.
Do you have any good reads for how testers can help with fleshing out acceptance criteria? Or what advice would you give to someone who wants to understand how testers can help flesh out user story acceptance criteria?