Agile Testing & BDD eXchange 2012

Topics covered at #bddx

Friday, 23rd November in London

11 experts spoke.


Join us for the next Agile Testing & BDD eXchange on November 23 2012. Be part of an intensive day of deep technical insight and friendly discussion to learn, adopt and share new innovative ideas, tools and practices for enterprise software development. Follow updates on speakers and programme or suggest ideas and topics on twitter, tag #bddx

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Make impact, not software

At the recent BDD eXchange event in London, Gojko and Dan North, the originator of BDD, staged an impromptu state-of-the-union discussion about the present and future of BDD. Dan introduced his latest body of work, Accelerated Agile, describing it as accelerating delivery from months to minutes. An animated discussion followed!

Daniel North

Daniel North uses his deep technical and organisational knowledge to help CIOs, business and software teams to deliver quickly and successfully. He puts people first and finds simple, pragmatic solutions to business and technical problems, often using lean and agile techniques. With over thirty years of experience in IT, Dan is a frequent speaker at technology and business conferences worldwide.

Gojko Adzic

Gojko is a partner at Neuri Consulting LLP. He is the winner of the 2016 European Software Testing Outstanding Achievement Award, and the 2011 Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Award. Gojko's book Specification by Example won the Jolt Award for the Best Book of 2012, and his blog won the UK Agile Award for the best outline publication in 2010. Gojko is a frequent speaker at software development conferences, including NDC, Agile Days, Oredev, and YOW!, and is one of the authors of MindMup and Claudia.js.

How BDD Can Fit the Corporate Culture

This talk describes the core practices you need to manage requirements knowledge and deliver valuable software that works the way users want it, in a more reliable way – in a corporate, structured or waterfall environment.

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard is a consultant, teacher, author, webmaster, programmer, tester, conference speaker, rowing coach and publisher. He has conducted consulting assignments in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance, specialising in test assurance. He has presented keynote talks and tutorials at testing conferences across Europe, the USA, Australia, South Africa and occasionally won awards for them.


The Agile Testing & BDD eXchange break for tea, coffee and refreshments.

Finding the Truth behind the Story

User Stories are an almost universally adopted technique for defining units of valuable change for agile teams. But sometimes a Story unfolds in ways the customer does not expect.

David Evans

David Evans is an independent agile consultant, coach and trainer. He is an evangelist on agile testing, TDD, BDD and Specification by Example, and is a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars.

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

A multi-media onslaught on the senses. **** WARNING: Strobe lighting will be used on these premises ****

Andrew Burfoot

Andrew, Programme Manager at AOL goviral, is a specialist at fixing broken teams to deliver value lead products.

Walter Badillo

Walter, Technology Director at AOL goviral, has 10+ years experience in software engineering and is currently Technology Director for AOL goviral. He has implemented agile practices in small company environments, as well as scaling up to an enterpri

Making FitNesse accessible to humans

Working in Agile software development just demands that you automate your work and have all stakeholders involved, including business analysts and functional testers.

Arjan Molenaar

Arjan Molenaar is a software engineer working for Xebia in The Netherlands. In the past 10 years he's been involved in numerous projects ranging from financial systems to embedded applications. H

Cirilo Wortel

Cirilo Wortel is a tester and trainer working for Xebia in the Netherlands. For the past six years he has been involved in Agile development working with only top-end development teams. Together with several colleagues, he developed Xebium: a fixture that intuitively integrates webdriver in Fitnesse.

BDD and The Agile Business Analyst

What is the value of Agile? Why do we need BDD? How do we deliver value? What value do business analysis/product development and user experience bring to the party?

Chris Matts

Chris Matts has over 10 years of experience in investment banking including strategy work as a practitioner rather than as a consultant. His specialist areas are real options, IT risk management, business value and agile analysis. He has been working in exotic credit derivatives for the past few years.

Behavior Driven Testing for Multichannel Enterprise Application

These days all the enterprises are trying to reach out to end consumers through multiple channels so that they can reach out masses. By multiple channels we mean mobile, tablets, web etc. Though irrespective of the channel used by the consumer, the user behavior remains the same in each case

Chandan Pawar

Chandan Pawar is a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks.

Sudeep Somani

Sudeep Somani is a Lead Quality Consultant at ThoughtWorks Europe.


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