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Death By Specification

by stevenjackson

Published September 30, 2014 in Business

With powerful tools like cucumber comes great responsibility. Is the power going to your head? Have you ever had thoughts like:

* I'm going to lock my customers in a room and make them type gherkin until their heads bleed
* I've given the developers EXACTLY what the app should do. Why are they still talking to me?
* FIFTEEN Scenarios! For a log in form??!?
* We need 6 people to spend 6 hours detailing a feature we MIGHT implement?

Let's talk about a few ways to build shared understanding and why our techniques tend to break down as the product evolves.