Specification by Example

Book description

In this emerging software development practice, teams bridge the communication gap between business stakeholders and dev teams. From the experience of leading teams worldwide, author Gojko Adzic distills seven key patterns and many practical rules for effective ways to specify, test, and deliver software in short, iterative delivery cycles.

About the Technology

Specification 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 Book

This 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.

What's Inside
  • Common process patterns
  • How to avoid bad practices
  • Fitting SBE in your process
  • 50+ case studies

About the Reader

This book is written for developers, testers, analysts, and business people working together to build great software.

About the Author

A UK based consultant, Gojko Adzic helps teams worldwide implement Specification by Example and agile testing practices.

For additional resources go to specificationbyexample.com.

Unique, distilled knowledge from extensive industry research.
- Mike Stockdale, Syterra Software

I love this book. This is testing done right.
- Craig Smith, Suncorp

It will change the way we talk and think about testing.
- David Evans, ThinkAlike Consulting

The best book on requirement collection and maintenance.
- Oleksandr Alesinskyy, NAVTEQ

Best book I have read in ages.
- John Stevenson, Lean Agile Machine

Based on the experience of many teams, it will double the value of your test automation.
- Rick Mugridge, Rimu Research

Product information

  • Title: Specification by Example
  • Author(s): Gojko Adzic
  • Release date: June 2011
  • Publisher(s): Manning Publications
  • ISBN: 9781617290084