Extended Education

Specification by Example Masterclass Toronto

Organization

Berteig Consulting Inc.

Trainer

  • Course

    Date: 30-31 October, 2013
    Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

    Regular Price: 1700

     

    Please note that the facilitator for this course is Gojko Adzic.

    Gojko Adzic is a strategic software delivery consultant who works with
    ambitious teams to improve the quality of their software products and
    processes. He specialises in agile and lean quality improvement, in
    particular agile testing, specification by example and behaviour
    driven development.

    Gojko’s book Specification by Example was awarded the #2 spot on the
    top 100 agile books for 2012 and won the Jolt Award for the best book
    of 2012. In 2011, he was voted by peers as the most influential agile
    testing professional, and his blog won the UK agile award for the best
    online publication in 2010.

    Specification by example is the corner-stone of any successful testing
    and requirements strategy with agile and lean processes, such as
    Scrum, Extreme Programming and Kanban. This two day 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

    Since 2007, almost 4000 people have benefited from this workshop.
    Below is selected feedback from some of the previous participants:

    - Very efficient and practical course. No dogmatism or philosophy.
    Built up on real life examples with useful real life exercises. -
    Sergei Sergejev, Skype

    - The best course I’ve attended in my career. I loved that the
    instructor challenged us to think for ourselves and did not give us
    the answers straight away. Trond Svensen, SITS
    Informative, to the point and loads of potential business value for my
    employer and clients. Thomas Bakken, Consultant at Logica Norge AS

    - I initially wanted to attend Gojko's course on Agile Acceptance
    Testing because I wanted to learn about test automation and how to do
    it well. As a product owner, I came to realise that I was going to
    have to change a lot of what I did. I needed to learn how to make
    requirements definite, unambiguous, atomic - not only so that they
    might be an input into an automation process but also because I want
    to create something the whole company can understand, something that
    is concise to read and something I can easily keep up to date.-
    Patrick O'Malley, Product Manager, Yahoo Inc.

    - Definitely worthwhile, particularly if product owners/internal
    clients are also involved. - Will Thomas, Scrum Developer at UBS

    - As a teacher, Gojko is one of the few that understand the power of
    teaching. It is all to seldom that someone with great familiarity of
    the solutions they teach also understand and listens to any other and
    novel problems someone share. It is hard to to put your self in
    someone else’s shoes. But Gojko does this remarkably well. - Gunnar
    Ahlberg, Avega Group

    - Inspiring, changed my perspective, essential knowledge. - John I.
    Hervik, Logica Norge AS

  • Details

    Date: 30-31 October, 2013
    Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

    Venue:
    Toronto Board of Trade
    First Canadian Place
    77 Adelaide Street West
    Toronto, ON M5X 1C1 Canada
    http://www.bot.com

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    Regular Price: 1700

    Notes

    Gojko Adzic is a strategic software delivery consultant who works with
    ambitious teams to improve the quality of their software products and
    processes. He specialises in agile and lean quality improvement, in
    particular agile testing, specification by example and behaviour
    driven development.

    Gojko’s book Specification by Example was awarded the #2 spot on the
    top 100 agile books for 2012 and won the Jolt Award for the best book
    of 2012. In 2011, he was voted by peers as the most influential agile
    testing professional, and his blog won the UK agile award for the best
    online publication in 2010.

  • Agenda

    The workshop is based on Gojko Adzic’s books Impact Mapping, Specification by Example
    and Bridging the Communication Gap. Through facilitated exercises and
    discussion, you will learn:

    - how to extend specifications with examples to create a single source
    of truth for testing and development
    - how to avoid functional gaps and inconsistencies in specifications and tests
    - how to run specification workshops to facilitate collaboration
    - good practices for designing specifications with examples and
    acceptance tests for agile teams
    - how to create a living documentation system to facilitate change and
    improve your process long-term
    - how other teams, from small web startups to large distributed teams
    in investment banks, apply specification by example in their contexts

  • Who Should Attend

    The workshop is aimed at product owners, business analysts, developers
    and testers working primarily in an agile or lean environment.