Deliberate Discovery - Step Away From The Tools

24th March 2011 in London at Skills Matter

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In this talk, Liz and Dan introduce BDD from a new perspective, taking the focus away from the tools and scenarios and returning to the language, conversations and philosophies at its heart. With deliberate Discovery addressing our ignorance and misunderstanding across technology, people and process, and Real Options allowing us to focus on the risks inherent within each, this talk will help you to apply the BDD mindset and patterns across multiple scales, from the initial vision all the way to the code.


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Deliberate Discovery - Step Away From The Tools

Dan North

Dan 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 twenty years of experience in IT, Dan is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide.

Elizabeth Keogh

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 specializes in helping people use examples and stories to communicate, build, test and deliver value, particularly when faced with high risk and uncertainty. Liz's work covers topics as diverse as story-writing, haiku poetry, Cynefin and complexity thinking, effective personal feedback and OO development, and she has a particular love of people, language, and choices. 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 organizational transformations, and the use of transparency, positive language, well-formed outcomes and safe-to-fail experiments in making change innovative, easy and fun.