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BDD with Richard Lawrence

Time: July 23, 2019 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: PJM
Street: 2750 Monroe Boulevard
City/Town: Audubon, PA 19403
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Event Type: monthly, meeting, pjm, bdd
Organized By: David Bogus, PJM
Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2019

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Event Description

RSVP is needed by JULY 16

Sorry the EVENT is NOW CLOSED to new attendees ( those already registered can move from MAYBE to DEFINITELY YES to help with the food headcount)

How BDD Solves Common Agile Challenges

The AgilePhilly meeting on Tuesday July 23  ( the FOURTH Tuesday) features Richard Lawrence speaking on BDD - Behavior Driven Design


Agile methods like Scrum and Kanban are helpful, but they’re not enough. With just those process frameworks, teams can find themselves stuck facing some common challenges such as mini-waterfalls, too much or too little documentation, and increasingly painful testing over time. Too many Agile teams are going through the motions and not getting the value they were hoping for.

Behavior Driven Development, or BDD, is a collaboration approach for Agile teams that can solve these and other common challenges.

In this session, we’ll explore what BDD is and how it can help Agile teams overcome several common challenges. 


Richard Lawrence is co-owner of the consulting firm Agile For All. He trains and coaches people to collaborate more effectively with other people to solve complex, meaningful problems. He draws on a diverse background in software development, engineering, anthropology, and political science.

Richard is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer, as well as a certified trainer of the accelerated learning method, Training from the Back of the Room.

Richard was an early adopter of BDD and led the development of the first .NET version of Cucumber, Cuke4Nuke. He is the co-author, with Paul Rayner, of the book Behavior Driven Development with Cucumber.


Richard hails from Colorado, and he is well known for his poster on How to Split a User Story


Directions to the Meeting

The  meeting will be in Audubon PA at PJM ( A company that makes software for managing the electric grid )

Travel west on Rte 422, and exit at the first exit after the Schulykyll River Bridge.,+Norristown,+PA+19403/@40.1052764,-75.4614354,13z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c696a4c24b7b91:0x3c2ffc94847065d9!8m2!3d40.121812!4d-75.4185199

The start time is going to be 7:00 pm

but attendees are welcome to arrive whenever and hang out and mingle.  Format of the Evening is same as always with the first half hour to eat and mingle

7:00 to 7:30 Food and Mingling

7:30 to 8:45 Presentation

8:45 to 9:00 More Mingling

RSVP is needed by July 16 for the Security Department of our hosts PJM

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