Agile East Anglia: Behavior Driven Development
08 Jun 2012 Last night saw the latest meeting of Agile East Anglia, the regular meeting for Agile practitioners and experts based in the Anglia region, discuss the merits of BDD (behaviour driven development).
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.
The group were treated to presentation from Liz Keogh (http://lunivore.com/), who preached the merits of BDD, and illustrated the importance of conversations, and how examples can help you discover things early. As a former developer turned Lean and Agile coach, Liz was able to draw on her vast experience and gave a convincing talk.
The evening’s sponsor was Smart421 (http://www.smart421.com/).
The evening also marked the last for the group in its current format, as Agile East Anglia are merging with with two other Norwich based groups- ‘The Norwich Developer Community’, and ‘The Norwich Start-ups’ to form a new group- 'Sync Norwich'. With simliar interests and technical focus, a larger group will hopefully enable the group to attract more speakers and offer members more networking opportunities. The first meeting of the new group will be in Norwich on Thursday 5th July. For more information, visit http://www.syncnorwich.com/?p=10