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Beyond BDD with David Bulkin

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Beyond BDD with David Bulkin

Time: January 16, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: TBD
Event Type: meeting, david, bulkin, tdd, hdd, bdd
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Event Description

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.

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