Beyond Verification: Using Agile Testing to Drive Business Results
by David Bulkin
Testing can drive clarity and test adherence to specification, which is good, but why stop there! This session starts with how agile testing can be used to create better business cases and improve the probability that we deliver our targeted outcomes. But this talk is geared toward defining and moving our teams - both Developers and Product Owners - toward true Agility in Business Thinking.
In this hands on workshop, you will create testable examples, sometimes called executable specifications, to provide a lightweight, objective description of a need. The executable specification will get stakeholders are on the same conceptual page, so that developers can build what the business wants, and testers can prove it.
We then go further and use executable specifications to improve our business rules. Finally, we create tests in the Hypothesis Driven Development (HDD) format to test our business outcomes so that we can move beyond adherence to spec to driving good business outcomes.
David Bulkin is a nationally known Trainer, INFOQ Editor and frequent speaker and writer, David is the CEO of Grow-Lean LLC and is certified to train all manner of Scrum roles: CSM, CSPO, CSD, and SAFe - Agilist