ATDD And BDD The Great Beat Down…or…Debate

Bob Galen & Mary Thorn

Velocity Partners & Ipreo

It seems as if the agile methods have lots of DD’s going on. There is: TDD – Test Driven-Development ATDD – Acceptance Test Driven-Development BDD – Behavior Driven-Development TDD is focused more on unit tests and for the purposes of this talk (debate, steel cage death match, discussion) we’ll not focus on it. Instead we’ll explore ATDD and BDD usage from within agile teams. In this webinar, Bob attacks it from the perspective of the user stories, acceptance criteria, and conversation. A bit of an old-fashioned twist, but that’s Bob…old. Mary attacks it from the perspective of acceptance tests, Gherkin,…....

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About Me!

An agile methodologist, practitioner, and coach, Bob Galen (bob@rgalen.com)helps guide companies in their adoption of Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. Bob is a principal agile evangelist at Velocity Partners; president of RGCG; and frequent speaker on software development, project management, software testing, and team leadership. He is a Certified Scrum Coach, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and an active member of the Agile and Scrum Alliances. Bob published Scrum Product Ownership–Balancing Value from the Inside Out.

Mary  is the director of quality at Ipreo in Raleigh, NC, and has a broad testing background that spans automation, data warehouses, and web-based systems in a wide variety of technologies and testing techniques. During her more than seventeen years of experience in healthcare, HR, financial, and SaaS-based products, Mary has held manager and contributor level positions in software development organizations. A strong leader in agile testing methodologies, she has direct experience leading teams through agile adoption and beyond. Mary is the chief storyteller in the book, The Three Pillars of Agile Quality & Testing.


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