The Story behind the User Story – Acceptance Test Driven Design

Nearly everyone in the agile community is using User Stories to represent features and functionality. But there is more to a User
Story than the

As
a…
I want…
So that…

phrasing. Many forget that good user stories also have acceptance tests (conditions of acceptance) as part of their definition. And these are much more than simple…tests.


In this collaborative meeting we’ll be breaking into sub-groups and brainstorming stories for a hypothetical ATM application. Along the way, we’ll be writing, comparing, and learning how acceptance tests can drive better, higher quality, and customer centric features.

Come prepared to write, discuss, and improve your stories, with a focus on Acceptance Tests.Acceptance Test-Driven Development

 

Bob Galen is an agile coach at RGalen Consulting and director of agile solutions at Zenergy Technologies, a North Carolina-based firm specializing in agile testing and leading agile adoption initiatives. Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional
groups on topics related to software development, project management, software testing, and team leadership. He is a Certified Scrum Master Practicing, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and an active member of the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. Bob published Scrum Product Ownership–Balancing Value from the Inside Out, which addresses the gap in guidance toward effective agile product management. Contact Bob at [masked]
or [masked]



Bob Galen is an agile coach at RGalen Consulting and director of agile solutions at Zenergy Technologies, a North Carolina-based firm specializing in agile testing and leading agile adoption initiatives. Bob regularly speaks at international conferences and professional groups on topics related to software development, project management, software testing, and team leadership. He is a Certified Scrum Master Practicing, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and an active member of the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. Bob published Scrum Product Ownership–Balancing Value from the Inside Out, which addresses the gap in guidance toward effective agile product management. Contact Bob at [masked] or [masked]

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  • Martin L.

    I always learn something new at the TISQA meetups and this was no exception. Thanks for engaging the audience Bob and I too look forward to the conference you are planning next year. Good to see some familiar faces. I wish I could have stayed until the end to speak with those who mentioned job openings. I will try to make contact soon. In the meantime, you can check out my profile at linkedin.com/in/martylight or email me at [masked].

    September 16, 2013

  • Jon A.

    Good discussion, agreed. Always helpful to hear how others are doing things. And I'm excited to hear about the conference in March.

    September 13, 2013

  • Stuart S.

    Good topic, good presenter, good group interaction. The speaker had hoped to include a group activity that we didn't have time for, but that was OK with me.

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Brian C

    I really enjoyed the presentation and discussion. Bob is an enthusiastic, fun and interactive presenter which helps ‘sizzle’ the material. And many thanks to Bob for presenting after scheduling problems!

    September 13, 2013

  • Devin B. H.

    Always great to get pumped up by Bob Galen. I was a little disappointed that Ken couldn't make it. I hope I didn't everyone too excited with my comments. A couple years ago, I can't remember how I came across Richard Lawrence's Story Splitting Cheat Sheet but I thought you might appreciate the reference given Bob's presentation. http://www.richardlawrence.info/2012/01/27/new-story-splitting-resource/

    September 12, 2013

  • Heidi Y. H. G.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · September 11, 2013

    • Marjie D.

      Heidi, it will be good to see you again.

      September 12, 2013

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