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November / December combined meeting

A shared vision of the software product being developed is important for Agile teams to “build the thing right,” and more importantly, to “build the right thing.” Implementing an Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) practice is an effective and efficient way to confirm when a user story is done and working as intended, not only from conception but also through delivery.

This presentation will help you establish solid ATDD processes. You will learn how:

1. To use real-world scenarios to build an accurate shared vision of the domain

2. Scenarios become specifications, which then becomes an acceptance testing suite

3. The software development effort focuses on the acceptance tests

Chris Lawson is a Sr. Practice Manager and Principal Automation Architect for Zenergy Technologies. With over fifteen years experience, Chris has significant expertise in designing, developing, and implementing advanced test automation concepts and frameworks for applications spanning multiple verticals, both standalone and enterprise. Chris has worked with an extensive client base in numerous quality related roles including engineering, architecture, Agile leadership, and management.

Regularly providing training and chalk talks on test automation, performance testing, and Scrum topics, Chris also implements test automation solutions using both commercial and open source tools such as QuickTest Professional (QTP) and Selenium. He is a Certified Instructor (CI) for QTP and Quality Center and also also holds Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner certifications through Scrum Alliance. As one of the thought leaders at Zenergy Technologies, Chris is responsible for strategic management, oversight, and delivery of client engagements for QA/test process improvement, test automation architecture, development and implementation, as well as Agile coaching.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the slides. I had to cancel at the last minute yesterday. These are great.

    December 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation. I was hoping to learn a lot of new tips, but instead got confirmation that we seem to be doing the right things on my team, so that was good too!

    2 · December 5, 2014

  • Cheryl K.

    Great topic & Chris's presentation was very informative & had some good information.

    December 5, 2014

  • Brian G.

    Thanks for the meetup! Enjoyed it!

    1 · December 5, 2014

  • Brian G.

    Looks like some people dropped out ... does that mean there are a few more openings for tonight?

    December 4, 2014

    • Greg J.

      If you're still interested, come on over!!

      December 4, 2014

    • Cheryl K.

      Bronto is in Bay 5 for those of you not familiar with the Tobacco Campus

      December 4, 2014

  • Cheryl K.

    Agenda for tonight's meeting is available via the Meetup website (under More > Files...)

    December 4, 2014

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