Actions and Detail Panel
SPA-302: Handling Uncertainty with BDD and Cynefin
Wed, September 7, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM BST
Refreshments and sandwiches from 18:00.
BDD is a set of practices that help software development teams to have conversations about the behaviour of their system and how it delivers value to the project stakeholders. BDD has changed from its early roots as a replacement to TDD and now works as a mini-methodology across the whole software lifecycle. Over the last ten years the adoption of BDD has grown globally, with dozens of tools created, used by hundreds of projects around the world.
In this talk we look at the original reasons behind the creation of BDD, bringing the focus back to the language and conversations that lie at its heart. We look at how BDD's patterns can be applied at multiple scales – from the initial project vision all the way to the code – to deliberately discover and address uncertainty and risk in every aspect of software development, producing reliable, maintainable software that matters.
About the Presenter
Liz Keogh is a Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD community and a contributor to a number of open-source projects including JBehave. She has a strong technical background with over 15 years' experience in delivering value and coaching others to deliver, from small start-ups to global enterprises. Most of her work now focuses on Lean, Agile and organisational transformations, and the use of transparency, positive language, well-formed outcomes and safe-to-fail experiments in making change innovative, easy and fun.