A Lingua Franca for the Three Amigos
Join George Dinwiddie as he shows how tests written in the language of the business become a Lingua Franca for the three amigos: developers, testers, and the business.
The business tells the IT department what it wants. The developers build it. The testers expect it to do something different. And neither of these turn out to be what the business had in mind. Has this ever happened to you? We have always struggled with getting clear and unambiguous requirements. Recent advances in testing frameworks make it possible to express examples in the language of the business, then execute them as automated tests. The person commissioning the development can look at these examples and say, "Yes, that's what I mean." The tester can automate the examples as acceptance tests without changing the way that they're expressed. The developer can check the code as it's being written and know when it meets the stated requirements. In this session, George shows how tests written in the language of the business become a Lingua Franca for the three amigos: developers, testers, and the business.
George Dinwiddie helps organizations develop software more effectively, bringing thirty years of development experience from electronic hardware and embedded firmware to business information technology. He helps organizations, managers, and teams solve the problems they face by providing coaching, mentoring and training. Capable across the broad range from process improvements to engineering skills, George currently has special interest in team-building, collaboration between business and technical, acceptance test driven development, developer and tester skill-building, and Agile process transformation. He has worked with numerous clients, large and small, and presented at conferences such as the Agile conference, Agile Development Practices, and numerous regional conferences.