From the experience of leading teams worldwide, author Gojko Adzic distills seven key patterns and many practical rules for effective ways to specify, test, and . I recently had the pleasure to attend Gojko Adzic’s “Specification by Example: From User Stories to Acceptance Test” training course taught. Do you want to improve customer engagement and business involvement within your organization? Click here for more info!.

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Mar 15, Karl Metivier rated it it was amazing Shelves: It would have helped if the book contained a full blown actual example of the artifacts that are produced by SBE, and not just describing what the process is.

Summary Specification by Example is an emerging practice for creating software based on realistic examples, bridging the communication gap between business stakeholders and the dev teams building the software.

He does a great job explaining how product, development and testing can get on the same page. Knew about this book for some time. Validating frequently Chapter This was just the lever that I needed to convince the client to make the change.

Specification by Example by Gojko Adzic

But the test format—scripts—of these aezic tools are created for testers and are thus unsuitable for documenting requirements. Concluding thoughts Appendix A. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


All in all, there are very good ideas and practices presented many of them are still ahead of their timealbeit in somewhat preaching mode.

This way, everyone on a software team is working toward having a “Living Documentation” instead of a bunch of out exampel papers stored somewhere in a file cabinet. Through facilitated exercises and discussion, you will learn: Nevertheless I got some useful information from the book and do not regret that I’ve spent some time on it – e.

Specification by Example: How Successful Teams Deliver the Right Software

By the way, this book speckfication talk about code or tools. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more. From the experience of leading teams worldwide, author Gojko Adzic distills seven key patterns and many practical rules for effective ways to specify, test, and deliver software in short, iterative delivery cycles.

Also available is all code from the book. Tests can be good documentation.

Learning Specification By Example from Gojko Adzic

Chapter 16 ePlan Services Write a customer review. This section covers A-TDD-oriented topics; the Requirements chapter covers requirements workshops in more detail. I found process to be vaguely described at times.

To adapt the ideas of the book in your project is therefore not so simp The book is all about using examples to specify a software product and not an example of a specification. The method has four main benefits: Implementing changes more efficiently. The A-TDD cycle, like Scrum, contains an inspect—adapt cycle where the results are delivered gjko stakeholders, who inspect the outcome exaple the tests and decide how to proceed—which requirements to implement next.


It’s a bit too complex for my needs, yet I love the idea of capturing everyone’s opinion in specification business owners, testers, developers, analysts — as well as the philosophy of living documentation.

Buy the selected items together This item: Read reviews that mention specification by example case studies living documentation must read software development documentation system test automation driven development test driven done right build the right acceptance tests bridging the communication communication gap test-driven development acceptance test-driven practices described acceptance testing right way agile acceptance. The workshop is aimed at delivery team members programmers, testers, business analysts and product owners mostly working in iterative delivery, such as Scrum or Kanban.

A graphics product group we worked with had spent years building a scripting language for automating their tests.

The Total Quality movement—an influence to Toyota and lean development—also promotes prevention over detection. Chapter 11 Evolving a documentation system The whiteboard sketches are captured with photos.