Agile East Anglia: Behavior Driven Development
17 Apr 2012 The next meeting of the Agile East Anglia group have been announced. The date is Thursday 7th June 2012 at 6.30pm. The location is the Hog in Armour public-house in Norwich (16 Charing Cross, Norwich, NR2 4AL). In this session, the group will look at Behaviour Driven Development (BDD).
BDD is a technique for helping team members collaborate and discover requirements in their project. It uses examples to illustrate the intended behavior of systems before they're implemented, so that the team can discover more examples and develop a shared understanding of the requirements. In this talk Elizabeth Keogh will show why conversations are the most important aspect of BDD, how examples can help you discover things early, and why discovery is an inevitable part of software development.
Liz is an experienced Lean and Agile coach, trainer, blogger and well-known international speaker. Coming from a strong technical background, her work covers a wide variety of topics, from software development and architecture to psychology and systems thinking. She is best known for her involvement in the BDD community, and was awarded the Gordon Pask award in 2010 for deepening existing ideas in the space and "coming up with some pretty crazy ones of her own".