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Introduction to Behavior Driven Development

20 Jan 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location Infusionsoft
2065 W. Obispo Ave.
Gilbert, AZ 85233
United States

Contact Information
Ken Ward
Email Ken Ward

<h2 style="font-size: 1.5em;"><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 13px;"><strong>When:</strong><span style="color: #800000;"><strong> Thursday </strong><strong>- January 20th, 2011</strong></span> (6:00pm &ndash; 8:00pm)</span></h2> <p><strong>Where:</strong><br /> <span style="padding-left: 30px;">Infusionsoft (<a href=";source=s_q&amp;hl=en&amp;geocode=&amp;q=2065+W+Obispo+Ave,+Gilbert,+AZ%E2%80%8E&amp;sll=33.38444,-111.838932&amp;sspn=0.050885,0.111494&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=33.369531,-111.832495&amp;spn=0.050893,0.111494&amp;z=14"><strong>Google Map</strong></a>)</span><br /> <span style="padding-left: 30px;">2065 W. Obispo Ave.</span><br /> <span style="padding-left: 30px;">Gilbert, AZ 85233</span></p> <p><strong>Agenda:</strong><br /> 6:00 &ndash; Registration (<em>Infusionsoft </em>providing Food and Drink)<br /> 6:20 &ndash; Announcements<br /> 6:30 &ndash; Begin &ldquo;Introduction to Behavior Driven Development&rdquo;<br /> 8:00 &ndash; Closing Remarks</p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><strong>PLEASE REGISTER </strong>- If you are already a member of the Phoenix Scrum User&rsquo;s Group, you have already received an email about this event, just select the &ldquo;Registration Link&rdquo; in that email. If you&rsquo;ve not received that email, please sign-up (on the right), and we&rsquo;ll get it out to you!!</span></p> <p><strong>Topic:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Introduction to Behavior Driven Development</strong></p> <p>Behavior Driven Development is a pull-based approach to delivering&nbsp;software that matters through the whole software lifecycle, from&nbsp;vision to code. It minimizes rework and over-delivery, bakes quality&nbsp;in, and is founded on respect for people in their various roles and&nbsp;the language that we use to collaborate and communicate. BDD decouples&nbsp;the learning associated with Test Driven Development and Acceptance&nbsp;Testing from the word &ldquo;test&rdquo;, using the more natural vocabulary of&nbsp;examples and behavior to elicit requirements and create a shared&nbsp;understanding of the domain.</p> <p>In this talk Liz introduces the principles of BDD, some patterns of&nbsp;conversation, and explains why learning and discovery &ndash; not testing -&nbsp;is the true focus of test-first practices.</p> <p><strong>Speaker Bio:&nbsp; About Liz</strong></p> <p>Liz Keogh is an independent Lean and Agile Coach based in London. She&nbsp;is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of&nbsp;the BDD community, and a contributor to a number of open-source&nbsp;projects including JBehave. She was also one of the two Gordon Pask&nbsp;award winners at Agile 2010 alongside Elisabeth Hendrickson, for&nbsp;&rdquo;spreading other people&rsquo;s ideas and coming up with some pretty crazy&nbsp;ones of my own.&rdquo;</p> <p>Her crazy ideas include Pixie Driven development (in which she uses&nbsp;fairies to drive out good design), the Haiku workshop (teaching haiku&nbsp;and intuition), and BDD for Life (in which she applies software&nbsp;testing patterns to people).</p> <p>This looks like a great start for the first meeting next year.</p>