Agile Testing & BDD eXchange 2011

Topics covered at #bddx

Friday, 18th November in London

7 experts spoke.


Join us for 2011's Agile Testing & BDD eXchange and be part of an informal day of deep technical insight and friendly discussion to learn, adopt and share new innovative ideas, tools and practices for enterprise software development.

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Visualising quality

Join Gojko Adzic for an exploration of different ways to measure and visualise quality of software.

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.

Driving Requirements from Business Value

In this talk, Chris Matts presents feature Injection, a lightweight process that starts with the half baked solution and uses it to work out what business value should be delivered.

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.

BDD As It's Meant To Be Done

This session will be a kata-style tutorial. Working from a single Cucumber scenario, Matt will drive out a domain model, then like a BDD magician, he'll slip in a user interface around the domain model *without touching the tests*.

Matt Wynne

Matt is the author of The Cucumber Book, and in 2013 he cofounded Cucumber Limited with Aslak Hellesøy and Julien Biezemans. Their company was acquired by SmartBear in 2019 and he now works as a BDD Advocate with a mission to maximise the adoption of BDD practices in the software industry.

Evolving the big picture: Maps of living documentation

This talk covers an end-to-end approach for requirements engineering in agile projects, starting with planning the big-picture, detailing scope using specification-by-example and putting it all together in the end by organizing automated acceptance tests into maps of living documentation.

Christian Hassa

Christian started his IT career in 1990 as a freelance programmer. In 1997 he joined TechTalk as a managing partner, which grew over the years to a 60+ people boutique consultancy, specializing on agile coaching and delivery.

What Testers and Developers Can Learn From Each Other

In this talk, David Evans presents a number of lessons that testers intrinsically understand about software that would be valuable to developers, and vice versa. He also looks at the lessons that we all need to learn in order to work more effectively together.

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.

Where Exploration And Automation Meet: Getting The Most From Automated Functional Tests

Agile teams invest heavily in automated functional tests. When done well, this investment is paid back with fast feedback enabling teams to release software quickly and often. By structuring tests in the right way, teams can further leverage this investment by using these tests as a platform for exploratory testing that could find issues a regression test suite won't.

Andrew Kemp

Andy has been working in software for 15 years. The last 6 have been at ThoughtWorks where he has worked as a tester and project manager across London, San Francisco and Sydney.

Specifying User Interaction

In this session, Lasse Koskela will incorporate ideas from user-centered design and explore a method of specifying user-facing application features he has evolved over the past few years at Reaktor.

Lasse Koskela

Lasse has spoken at dozens of international conferences since 2005, including a couple of keynotes in agile conferences, speaking to some 2000 programmers in a movie theatre, addressing staff of the European Commission (they actually organise an IT conference of their own), and a bunch of smaller gatherings.


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