Behaviour Driven Development: Embrace Uncertainty – Liz Keogh – Agile on the Beach 2018


Watch Liz Keogh’s session from Agile On The Beach entitled ‘BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) – Embrace Uncertainty’.

BDD is a set of practices which help software development teams to have conversations about the behavior 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 few years the adoption of BDD has grown globally, with dozens of tools created, used by hundreds of projects around the world.

In this talk Liz looks at the original reasons behind the creation of BDD, bringing the focus back to the language and conversations which lie at its heart. She explores 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.

BIOGRAPHY
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.

Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall UK. Since 2011 Agile on the Beach has been a two day agile conference, set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between. The conference explores agile software, products, teams, business and practices. With over 400 attending, the conference hosts 50 seminars and workshops to provide the ultimate agile learning experience, along with ample opportunities for networking at its 3 evening events.
www.agileonthebeach.com

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