OTAP means development Test acceptance and production
OTAP is a popular abbreviation in the ICT World and gives a run-through in the software development. These steps are as follows:
- Software is developed in a development environment
- In The test environment everything is checked
- With successful tests it goes through to the acceptance environment (here the customer/client can also test/check
- If all is well, the whole process is transferred to the production environment
This OTAP method is also called the waterfall method. You appointed the phases and will not proceed to the next stage if the previous phase has not yet been fully completed. This means that testing is also conducted and test results are processed.