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Last Post 31 Oct 2014 12:58 AM by Olivier Ledru. 3 Replies.
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Peter Anderton
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Peter Anderton

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13 May 2013 12:36 AM
    I see a lot of questions from people having trouble with the PSM exam questions - and them wondering if it is the fact that they are not native English speakers... I *am* an English speaker, but I am having a problem understanding the English in this question...##what does it mean?

    "Advantages of stating requirements as failing acceptance tests include (choose all that apply):"

    or more to my point... what does it attempt to mean

    PS - it is one of the OPEN assesment questions so there should be no problem with me repeating it here

    tim muttitt
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    tim muttitt

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    30 Oct 2014 07:27 AM
    I believe it is asking for advantages of stating negative acceptance criteria.

    Here is what I am thinking as an example

    As someone trying to book my flight, I want to be able to pick my departure & return dates, so that I can book flights on the days I would like

    Negative Acceptance Criteria: If you do not enter a return date, prompt them to enter one with an error message
    Ian Mitchell
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    30 Oct 2014 11:43 AM
    I can't be certain without seeing the list of options, but I suspect this question may be asking:

    "What are the advantages of stating requirements as acceptance tests that initially fail"

    In other words it may be querying the advantages of a test-first approach to development using the red-green-refactor principle.
    Olivier Ledru
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    Olivier Ledru

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    31 Oct 2014 12:58 AM
    As a "non-native" and "non-fluent" in English, my understanding is the same as Ian : "Advantages of ATDD ?"

    It is true that this kind of sentence is not very easy to understand.
    All the negative questions are also more tricky for non-native English.
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