Presented at Project Summit * Business Analyst World in Philadelphia
Stop writing boring requirements! No matter how much you love them, they often get in the way of communicating. The secret to good communication isn't is writing more, it's in doing it differently. Instead of stale requirements you should tell tiny stories! During this presentation we will talk about writing requirements with little stories, sometimes known as Behavior Driven Development / BDD, Specification by Example, or Given-When-Then. (In the IIBA Agile Extension to the BABOK, it's called Get Real Using Examples.) The key isn't the many different names, it's about structuring your requirements based upon behavior and using this to ensure everyone from user - to - developer - to - stakeholder understands the functionality and goals. Come and learn about Tiny Stories and how they will help you keep your project on track.
1. Practice building requirements using the Given-When-Then structure.
2. Understand why it is important to use natural language & business terms.
3. Learn why scenarios add huge power to requirements and enable living requirement documentation.