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November 2014 I - Jenny Martin - Continuous Collaboration & Example Driven Dev

  • Nov 4, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Continuous Collaboration & Example Driven Development

Jenny, Pete and Chris would like to share our experience at Sparkle, in particular how we use examples to guide conversations and drive development, and our aspirations (and achievements) towards building a highly maintainable domain-driven living documentation system.

* The joined up team and continuous acceptance - collaboration, shared ownership, and common tools
* The value of real-world data in examples
* Ubiquitous examples (examples soup-to-nuts!) - aligning change and impact across business rules, documentation, tests and code
* Living documentation - our collaborative approach using Confluence - supporting different audiences with different needs
* The link to TDD: how examples drive design and code, and support shared ownership and continuous acceptance
* Cool tricks to componentise examples and test data to maximise re-use and improve testability
* Executable specifications, selective automation and lessons learned


About Jenny

Jenny Martin (@jennyjmar) is an accomplished leader of cross-functional teams and specialist in the fields of Agile and Lean delivery and quality improvement. Motivated by collaborative approaches to software development, Jenny believes that great leadership is about creating highly participative, teams and encouraging shared commitment and responsibility.

She has 18 years experience across multiple platforms, tools and technologies in disciplines spanning the entire software development life-cycle and a demonstrable track record of delivering complex IT systems in the customer loyalty, retail and finance sectors

In addition to her full-time position, Jenny is a frequent speaker at Agile Testing and BDD events, and provides training and workshop facilitation in collaborative software development techniques.


About Pete

Pete Buckney (@PeteBuckney) is a founder director of Co Made, and is passionate about using collaborative approaches to build software that changes businesses for the better.Pete is an IT all-rounder, with 18 years' experience as a developer, business analyst, technical architect, project manager and trainer, and enjoys working hands-on to bring together business and technical functions to build the software the business needs.Pete also enjoys coaching, offering training in joining up collaborative techniques like impact mapping and specification by example with BDD and TDD development approaches.


About Chris

Chris Priest (@cjrpriest) is one of the Founding Directors of Co Made, a consultancy firm that provide an open approach for forward thinking organisations. Chris has a strong technology background and has worked with large organisations such as Goldman Sachs, RBS & Arqiva.

Chris has a particular interest in finding the right software architecture approach - getting the balance between pragmatism and testability correct - after which testing at all levels becomes a breeze!

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  • Jenny M.

    November 11, 2014

    • Isabelle B.

      Thank you so much for sharing. Lot's of inspiration for our team.

      November 18, 2014

  • Matthew S.

    November 6, 2014

  • Rob T.

    Interesting talk, again and again made me think of communications failure scenarios underpinning problem.

    November 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Though-provoking talk. Unfortunately I had to dash during the Q&A so was unable to introduce myself. Next time. Thanks, Jon

    1 · November 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Though-provoking talk. Unfortunately I had to dash during the Q&A so was unable to introduce myself. Next time. Thanks, Jon

    November 5, 2014

  • MikeFoto

    Neither can I Sorry (change of location). Looking forward for the next one

    November 4, 2014

  • Markos R.

    Gutted to be bailing, but have to step in an do the nursery pick up. Topic looks really great. :(

    November 4, 2014

  • Marco S.

    Sorry guys, won't be able to attend, got a cold :(

    November 4, 2014

  • Matthew S.

    Apologies for the very late change of location. The change was forced on us today. A big thanks to the new venue!!!

    November 4, 2014

  • Paul G.

    Sorry, can't make it now due to change of location.

    November 4, 2014

  • Eddie J.

    I might not be able to make it now after location move :(

    November 4, 2014

  • Andrew H.

    If this has moved to Brock St, then that Tube info is no longer right. Think Warren St is now best...

    2 · November 4, 2014

  • Peter H.

    Looking forward to joining the guys from London continuous delivery ath the event

    October 30, 2014

  • Isabelle B.

    Going away with work so will have to miss this. I was so looking forward to it. Hope it can be recorded.

    1 · October 27, 2014

    • Matthew S.

      Yes, this meetup will be videoed.

      October 27, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Sorry I can't make it, I've simply got too much on

    October 22, 2014

  • Jenny M.

    Camera? ..... eeeeeek!

    2 · October 21, 2014

  • Rob V.

    I'll try not to sit in front of the camera this time...

    3 · October 21, 2014

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