Discovering Requirements, BDD Style

Ways of Working




Behavior Driven Development (BDD) is a collaborative process that bridges the communication gap between the business and the Agile Teams so that teams can build a shared understanding in order to deliver a product that matters. At times, a simple conversation is enough to convey the essential business need, but sometimes a little more structure is needed to really understand the problem we are trying to solve.


In this session we will talk about Example Mapping, a structured, intuitive, low fidelity approach for business stakeholders and team members to collaboratively discover essential product requirements. Using concrete examples, we will illustrate the technique and how it can help teams not only build a deeper understanding of the problem they are solving, but also help define more actionable acceptance criteria, and a better set of test cases.


In breakout sessions, you will take some simple shell stories and discuss the Rules and Examples that are necessary to develop your own Example Maps.


After this interactive session we hope you’ll find Example Mapping to be a more compelling alternative to the typical freeform requirements discovery sessions.



Feb 21st, 2024 (Wednesday)


5:00PM - 6:30PM


Virtual. Meeting link will be shared after registration



About the speaker


George Lively

George Lively is the Principal Agile Coach at LitheSpeed, a boutique Agile Coaching, Consulting, and Training company located in Northern Virginia. George has over two decades of experience in Agile Software Development, concentrating heavily on Extreme Programming (XP), Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), CI/CD, and DevOps. He has managed, mentored, coached, and trained Agile teams, serving in many capacities such as Technical Lead, Scrum Master, Agile Coach & Trainer with a focus on developing people and improving how teams work together using agile methods to achieve desired results. As a software craftsman and adept practitioner of agile development practices, George has helped organizations and teams realize business value quickly with high quality, and a high degree of customer satisfaction.


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Type of category: Virtual Course/Training

Type of activity: Ways of Working

Date: February 21st, 2024

Hour: 5:00PM to 6:30PM

Registration close date: February 20th, 2024 at 12:00AM

# of PDUs: 1.5


Members: $15.00

Non members and Guests: $50.00