Writting better bdd scenarios


Behaviour Driven Development is an agile development technique that improves collaboration between technical and non-­technical members of the team, by exploring the problem using examples. These examples then get turned into executable specifications, often called ‘scenarios’. The scenarios should be easy to read by all team members, but writing them expressively is harder than it looks!
In this workshop you will learn how to write expressive BDD scenarios. We’ll start by giving you a very brief introduction to BDD/ATDD. You’ll then be introduced to different writing styles by reviewing pre­pared scenarios. Finally, you’ll get a chance to write your own scenarios based on examples that we’ll bring along.
We’ll be using Gherkin, the syntax used by Cucumber and SpecFlow ­ but you won’t need a computer. And, you’ll leave with a checklist of tips that you can use the next time you sit down to write a scenario.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common Gherkin pitfalls
  • Write compact, readable living documentation
  • Enumerate 5 tips/hints for writing good scenarios
  • Explain the difference between essential and incidental details
  • Describe how precise, concrete examples illustrate concise, abstract rules/requirements/acceptance criteria
  • Use the Test Automation Pyramid and Iceberg to convince colleagues to mention the UI less in scenarios

Who Should Attend

Anyone who deals with requirements (no technical knowledge of Cucumber/SpecFlow is required).



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Non-Members | 189,39€
Members (since 2021) | 170,45
Members (since 2020 or ealier) | 93,75€

Early Bird

Non-Members | 151,52€
Members (since 2021) | 136,36
Members (since 2020 or ealier) | 75,00€

*To the above mentioned values, add VAT to the legal rate in force.

 Early Bird Deadline: October 8th