Using ATDD/BDD in the Agile Release Train Workshop

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Course Overview
Summary: 

Built-in Quality is one of the four core values of the Scaled Agile Framework®. It is critical for doing Lean-Agile at scale. It is what allows quicker delivery of Business value. One of the key practices in realizing Built-In Quality is Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD) which is also known as Behavior-Driven Development (BDD). This workshop helps an Agile Release Train (ART) quickly come up to speed on ATDD / BDD and how to use it in their context.

The workshop is based on the book that is recommended by SAFe: Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development by Ken Pugh.

Notes:

  • Net Objectives is a contributor to SAFe, especially its discussion of ATDD. While this course is neither authorized by Scaled Agile, Inc. nor provides certification related to SAFe, it  is consistent with the intent of SAFe.
  • SAFe® and Scaled Agile Framework® are registered trademarks of Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • Some of this description is adapted  and reproduced with permission from Scaled Agile, Inc. Copyright © 2011-2017 Scaled Agile, Inc. All rights reserved.
Course Objectives: 

This workshop helps participants understand how to transform requirements accurately into testable specifications. This is  a collaborative, efficient manner that minimizes waste. It addresses requirements, specifications, implementation and testing.

Target Audience:

Primary Audience: 

Everyone in an Agile Release Train (customers, product managers, business analysts, SMEs, developers and testers).

For the team sessions, it is essential that the development and test team and at least one customer, business analyst, product manager, or SME attend the workshop together.

Learning Objectives: 

This workshop helps participants understand how to transform requirements accurately into testable specifications. This is a collaborative, efficient manner that minimizes waste. It addresses requirements, specifications, implementation and testing.

 

Certification and PDUs

No
 

Maximum Number in Class

125 (Approximate. Depends upon make up and experience level of team.)
Room Setup and Equipment Needed
Students usually sit at tables, 4-6 students per table. If this is not possible, then the room should be lecture-style with extra space between rows.
Flip chart and whiteboard for each 4-6 students plus one for the instructor. A projector with screen.