WEBINAR – Acceptance Test Driven Development (7/16)

July 16, 2010 — 12-1pm PDT

This session is about how proper use of acceptance testing can avoid many problems instead of merely finding them at the end. It redefines the role of QA to one of avoiding errors and improving our system of development. Acceptance test-driven development is the process of having customers, developers and testers all talk about the requirements before any coding is done. By answering the question “how will I know I’ve done that” for each requirement, prior to it being developed, both a greater understanding of the requirement can be achieved and a better process to implement that requirement can be attained.

* Why answering questions about requirements will never get you the answers you need
* How creating test specifications increases developers understanding of requirements
* Why writing tests first speed you up in the short term while saving time in the long run.

PDU: 1
COST: Free

Speaker: Alan Shalloway from  Net Objectives – who’s approach of Business Driven Software Development has a proven track record with medium to large organizations. They cohesively engage business and development sides of an organization to ensure product enhancements are properly selected, sized, prioritized and then implemented. Management is also engaged as they provide the proper organizational structure for development to take place. They believe that when it comes to developing software, there is no one-size-fits all.

** Primary audience: Developers and Testers.  (Also useful for: Team Leads)