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Specification by Example

SummarySpecification by Example is an emerging practice for creating software based on realistic examples, bridging the communication gap between business stakeholders and the dev teams building the software. In this book, author Gojko Adzic distills interviews with successful teams worldwide, sharing how they specify, develop, and deliver software, without defects, in short iterative delivery cycles.About the TechnologySpecification by Example is a collaborative method for specifying requirements and tests. Seven patterns, fully explored in this book, are key to making the method effective. The method has four main benefits: it produces living, reliable documentation; it defines expectations clearly and makes validation efficient; it reduces rework; and, above all, it assures delivery teams and business stakeholders that the software that's built is right for its purpose.About the BookThis book distills from the experience of leading teams worldwide effective ways to specify, test, and deliver software in short, iterative delivery cycles. Case studies in this book range from small web startups to large financial institutions, working in many processes including XP, Scrum, and Kanban.This book is written for developers, testers, analysts, and business people working together to build great software. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.What's InsideCommon process patternsHow to avoid bad practicesFitting SBE in your process50+ case studiesFor additional resources go toรข =======Table of ContentsPart 1 Getting startedKey benefitsKey process patternsLiving documentationInitiating the changesPart 2 Key process patternsDeriving scope from goalsSpecifying collaborativelyIllustrating using examplesRefining the specificationAutomating validation without changing specificationsValidating frequentlyEvolving a documentation systemPart 3 Case studiesuSwitchRainStorIowa Student LoanSabre Airline SolutionsePlan ServicesSongkickConcluding thoughts
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About the Author

A UK based consultant, Gojko Adzic helps teams worldwide implement specification by example and agile testing practices. He has written two previous books on the subject and contributed to several open source projects supporting specification by example. Gojko is a frequent speaker at leading software development and testing conferences and runs the UK Agile Testing User Group.

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