Acceptance Testing: Discovering Gherkin Given-When-Then Scenarios for Agile Business Analysts

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Acceptance Tests (Scenarios, Scenario Outlines, and Examples) have become a critical part of many lean development approaches. To support this new testing paradigm, you need to be able to identify and optimize Scenarios, Scenario Outlines, and Examples in GIVEN-WHEN-THEN format (Gherkin) that are the bases for Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and Behavior Driven Development (BDD). Gherkin is the language that many automated testing tools understand.

Decision tables are a reliable analysis tool for ensuring that an application behaves as intended in all possible situations. A bonus is that the decision table leads directly into Test Scenarios.

Commonly considered a development or analysis tool, Use Cases also lay the groundwork for Test Scenarios as well.

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