From the experience of leading teams worldwide, author Gojko Adzic distills seven key patterns and many practical rules for effective ways to specify, test, and . I recently had the pleasure to attend Gojko Adzic’s ‚ÄúSpecification by Example: From User Stories to Acceptance Test” training course taught. Do you want to improve customer engagement and business involvement within your organization? Click here for more info!.

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Feb 24, Deniss Ojastu rated it really liked it Shelves: Only then do I realise there is no book. That said, there were some interesting ideas in the book that I liked. Capturing needs, not scripts – that is probably one of the most important messages from the book.

What you will not find is code. Gojko bring us another book about specifications. Collaborating on scope without high-level control. Chapter 4 Initiating the changes 4.

Chapter 16 ePlan Services I recommend it to others. This is not a false dichotomy. Chapter 1 Key benefits 1. 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.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. About the Technology Specification by Example is a collaborative method for specifying requirements and tests.

Highly recommended read for those who manage software development projects, business analysts, testers, programmers or anybody who cares about software that truly adds value to you and your clients. These concepts are an essential understanding of how to elicit requirements and write better specifications.


A book on how to create and deliver software which is a quality; b what is needed; c not more than needed. The emphasis is on communication, collaboration, and learning through examples and tests.

The different activities required for implementation are done in concurrence. I think this book is the best book on the market today, for learning and adopting the practice Specification by Example.

Customers who viewed this item also specifiaction. Based on dozens of interviews with successful teams worldwide, this brilliantly rich and informative book will change the way software developers work.

I almost gave up to read specigication after first few chapters because it was too abstracted and ambiguous.

Living documentation as competitive advantage. English Choose a language for shopping. Share your thoughts with other customers. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. In order to get the most out of acceptance tests, we need to distill what should be done from the discussion and not really focus on how it is going to work. This question can suddenly transform a vague and abstract discussion into a clear and concrete one.

In fact, Dan has said that he did not write a eexample because this one bt the essence of what he was trying to get across.

Specification by Example – Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)

Because I do not have a working knowledge of Cucumber and FitNesse, I had difficulty visualizing some of his points. Other activities include estimation and splitting. This section covers A-TDD-oriented topics; the Requirements chapter covers requirements workshops in more detail. These are created with the team, Product Owner, and other stakeholders in requirements workshops.


Here are few guidelines to follow:. Specification by Example is an emerging practice for creating software based on realistic examples, bridging the communication gap between business stakeholders and the dev teams building the software. The content of the book is great. May 12, Gali Valiente rated it it was amazing.

Define boundaries to consider edge cases from the beginning of a specificatiion implementation. Benefits of the documentation-centric model. This centers the discussion on domain clarification and reduces complexity by removing irrelevant details. The book offers some very good ideas and is an interesting read, but too me it’s too repetitive.

It’s good to defend the concept to the development team. An example of a good specification. Buy the selected items together This item: From the perspective of someone that is being asked to move towards using this process I would prefer some more concrete steps and ideas instead of a lot of lists of things people might do to make Specification by Example work.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. About the author A UK based consultant, Gojko Adzic helps teams worldwide implement Specification by Example and agile testing practices. This is important as it helps to actually start the conversation. Functional requirements, specs, and acceptance tests are the same thing.