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Specification By Example Workshop

Specification By Example Workshop

Bridging the communication gap

Course Abstract

Specification by example is a collaborative approach to defining requirements and tests for based on capturing realistic examples instead of abstract statements.

It is the cornerstone of any successful requirements and testing strategy with agile and lean processes, such as Scrum, Extreme Programming and Kanban.

This workshop teaches you how to apply specification by example to bridge the communication gap between stakeholders and implementation teams, build quality into software from the start, design, develop and deliver systems fit for purpose.

Program

Day 1

  • Facilitating specification workshops
  • Getting the right examples, quickly
  • Avoiding the most common mistakes in product backlog refinement
  • Why/when to do specification by example, and when not to do it
  • What teams that do this really well do differently from those that just waste time.

Day 2

  • What are the most popular tools/how they differ
  • What makes a good specification/test for this context
  • How to clean up legacy specifications/tests
  • How this fits into Scrum and Kanban
  • How to start changing the process in your company.

What you will learn

This workshop is based on Gojko Adzic’s books Specification by Example and Bridging the Communication Gap.

Through facilitated exercises and discussion, you will learn:

  • How to extend specifications with examples to create a single source of truth for testing and development
  • How to avoid functional gaps and inconsistencies in specifications and tests
  • How to run specification workshops to facilitate collaboration
  • Good practices for designing specifications with examples and acceptance tests for agile teams
  • How to create a living documentation system to facilitate change and improve your process long-term
  • How other teams, from small web startups to large distributed teams in investment banks, apply specification by example in their contexts.

Target audience

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.
Prior experience in delivering software iteratively is useful when attending this workshop, but not required.

F.A.Q.

Tools & Laptop: Do I need my laptop?
No, you won’t need your laptop to attend this workshop.

Entry requirements: Is there anything I need to do before the workshop?
No.

Teaching language: What language will this workshop be in?
This course will be taught in English.

How our tickets work

Tickets

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Gojko Adzic

Gojko Adzic is a partner at Neuri Consulting LLP. He is the winner of the 2016 European Software Testing Outstanding Achievement Award, and the 2011 Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Award.
Gojko’s book Specification by Example won the Jolt Award for the best book of 2012, and his blog won the UK Agile Award for the best online publication in 2010.

About the workshop

Language: The workshop will be held in English.
Time: from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm each day.
Venue: Pirelli Institute, Viale Fulvio Testi, 223, 20162, Milan (find out how to get to the Pirelli Institute here).
Laptop: No.
Dress code: Informal.
Included in the price: Two coffee breaks and lunch with the trainer and the other attendees are also included in this ticket… because networking matters :-)

How to get to Milan?

You can get to Milan City Centre by flying in to one of these three airports: Linate, Malpensa, and Bergamo Orio al Serio. Not bad, isn’t it? :-)

Check our Venue & Location Info Page and get it sorted! With plenty of handy information on accommodation, travel options, where to find the training venue, and much more!

N.B.

The workshop is subject to the confirmation of a minimum number of registered attendees. We’ll be sending a confirmation email to all registered attendees no later than one month prior to the workshop start date.

Questions? Drop us a line at info@avanscoperta.it.

Istituto Piero Pirelli - Venue and Directions
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