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Feature Injection and handling technical stories

Technical stories don’t make sense As I learn more about stories and how they get written, I occasionally come across odd things that don’t make sense. One of these is the technical story. Here’s an example: As a developer, I … Continue reading

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BDD Before The Tools

Another client approached me today about BDD and using tools like Cucumber to automate scenarios. There are a few things I’d love to teams see develop as a focus before heading down the tools path. You may already be doing … Continue reading

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Capability-based Planning and Lightweight Analysis

As a follow-up to my post on estimating complexity, I wanted to share one of the interesting things I’ve been doing with the ideas and the numbers. This is quite long, but it’s turned out to be faintly revolutionary, and … Continue reading

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BDD for Life – revisited at GOTO Chicago

A couple of years back, I ran a talk on how to apply some of BDD’s techniques to your whole life, and to life coaching. I am very excited to announce that this year, at GOTO Chicago (April 23rd – … Continue reading

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BDD Training – a bit differently

Did you know that there are types of requirements which are so uncertain that talking through them will just end in arguing about them? Or that some requirements are so well understood they’re simply boring? That some requirements are more … Continue reading

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Examples in the large

A couple of posts ago, I wrote about Feature Injection. Here’s a quick summary of how I do it: Vision: A primary or core stakeholder has a vision which will save money, make money or protect revenue. Goals: As well … Continue reading

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BDD in the large

One of the biggest problems I encounter with BDD is that it was started by developers, for developers, so that we could get a better grip on what it was we were developing. As we began to understand the complexities … Continue reading

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Commitment – a novel about managing project risk

If you’ve heard me speak at any conferences or read my blog over the last few years, you’ll know that I’m really, really into Real Options. I’m half-tempted to get “Options have value. Options expire,” added to my tattoo. The … Continue reading

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Behaviour Driven Development

I’m¬†writing a book! But it isn’t finished yet. In the meantime, here’s a sample of the kind of information that we’re likely to include in it. Please let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see explained. Please … Continue reading

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ATDD vs. BDD, and a potted history of some related stuff

Another question that people often ask around or to me is, “What’s the difference between Acceptance Test Driven Development and Behavior Driven Development?” To explain, I’ll go back to the time when I first learnt BDD. BDD started at a … Continue reading

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