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Beyond BDD with David Bulkin

Time: February 13, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Frontline Education
Street: 1400 Atwater Drive
City/Town: Malvern PA 19355
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Event Type: meeting, david, bulkin, tdd, hdd, bdd
Latest Activity: Feb 13, 2018

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Event Description

TUESDAY FEB 13th postponed from Jan 16th

David Bulkin 

Beyond Verification: Using Agile Testing to Drive Business Results


Testing can drive clarity and test adherence to specification, which is good, but why stop there!


Come to this session to find out how agile testing can be used to create better business cases and improve the probability that we deliver our targeted outcomes.


Our workshop will be hands on.


You will create testable examples, sometimes called executable specifications, to provide a lightweight, objective description of a need. The executable specification will get stakeholders are on the same conceptual page, so that developers can build what the business wants, and testers can prove it.


We then go further and use executable specifications to improve our business rules. Finally, we create tests in the Hypothesis Driven Development (HDD) format to test our business outcomes so that we can move beyond adherence to spec to driving good business outcomes.


This is a hands-on, fun, practical, technology - agnostic session, so come with pen, paper and a readiness to learn by doing.


( For a quick reminder of TDD, see )

This talk is geared toward defining and moving our teams - both Developers and Product Owners - toward Business Agility.


David Bulkin is a long-time member and a favorite of everyone at AgilePhilly, speaking at monthly meetings and October Conferences.  This is a not to be missed talk.  It is part of our series on IMPACT and OUTCOMES. David has done variations of this talk at past Agile Philly events, at Agile 20xx and at Scrum Gatherings. 

The talk is appropriate for anyone looking to learn basics around agile testing.

The meeting will be the day after Martin Luther King Day.

So even for those who love kids, sledding, skiing or community service, you will still want to come.

The location for the meeting is FRONTLINE EDUCATION

1400 Atwater Drive 

Pizza for this meeting is provided by David Bulkin and

and David Bulkin's upcoming Philly classes

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Comment by Juanita J. Duckett on January 16, 2018 at 1:00am

Feb 13th works for me.

Comment by Subramanian Sankar on January 15, 2018 at 11:58pm

Feb 13th is fine

Comment by Brad Beebe on January 15, 2018 at 10:26pm

Feb 13 will work

Comment by Tom Gradel on January 15, 2018 at 6:39pm

Thanks, Feb 13 works for me, Tom

Comment by Russell Gold on January 15, 2018 at 5:59pm

Feb 13 sounds good

Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on January 15, 2018 at 3:09pm

I am buying more salt tonight on my way home.

NOAA Weather has

Tuesday Day
A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 37. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday Night
A chance of rain and snow before 7pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 27. Calm wind becoming northwest 5 to 9 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
A chance of snow, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Northwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Comment by Bob Marini on January 15, 2018 at 2:38pm

February 13 and 20th work for me as well. 

Comment by Bob Marini on January 15, 2018 at 2:23pm

Agree with moving the meeting Jan 16 meeting to Jan 18th due to the weather.   I also had a conflict on Tuesday and if it's moved to Thursday, I'll be able to attend.  

Comment by Deborah Kandebo on January 15, 2018 at 1:48pm

Both February 13 and 20 work for me.


Comment by John Voris, Lead Coordinator on January 15, 2018 at 1:19pm

I think that Weds the snow might still be a bad, so moving to WEDS may not be good either ( still digging the driveway out syndrome)

Other dates David has suggested " February 12th through February 19th "

So I am now thinking 2nd TUES FEB 13th . . . followed by

the NEXT MEETING on 3rd TUES FEB 20th

Does that work for you?  P.S. You two must come and you must ask the first 2 questions.

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