Who writes the acceptance criteria for your stories- Product owners, Business analysts or the entire team? If the Given-When-Then scenarios are already prewritten and presented to the team, their thought process is curtailed. It might also lead to preconceived ideas and notions. This also tips the responsibility towards a single stakeholder which can prove to be dangerous. What is the alternative then?

Discover the Power of Example Mapping!

Example Mapping is a great way to motivate the team to adopt Behaviour Driven Development. The whole practice is about encouraging communication and collaboration between the various stakeholders. It is of prime importance in an agile setup that the Product, Dev and Tester share the same understanding and have equal partnership in the stories/features delivered. Example mapping facilitates these conversations and also goes hand in hand with the shift left approach. In a nutshell, it is a great team activity which results in substantial gains and increases in productivity.

We will find out what Example Mapping is, how to do it and also practise it in an interactive workshop.

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  • Kiruthika Ganesan
  • Exploring Example Mapping For User And Non-User Stories
    Kiruthika Ganesan
    99 Minute Workshop

    Exploring Example Mapping For User And Non-User Stories

    What

    99 Minute Workshop

    Description

    Who writes the acceptance criteria for your stories- Product owners, Business analysts or the entire team? If the Given-When-Then scenarios are already prewritten and presented to the team, their thought process is curtailed. It might also lead to preconceived ideas and notions. This also tips the responsibility towards a single stakeholder which can prove to be dangerous. What is the alternative then?

    Discover the Power of Example Mapping!

    Example Mapping is a great way to motivate the team to adopt Behaviour Driven Development. The whole practice is about encouraging communication and collaboration between the various stakeholders. It is of prime importance in an agile setup that the Product, Dev and Tester share the same understanding and have equal partnership in the stories/features delivered. Example mapping facilitates these conversations and also goes hand in hand with the shift left approach. In a nutshell, it is a great team activity which results in substantial gains and increases in productivity.

    We will find out what Example Mapping is, how to do it and also practise it in an interactive workshop.

    Takeaways

    • Understand the importance of Example Mapping and how the participants can use it in their teams
    • Tips on convincing the entire team to try this approach
    • Practical implementation with use cases for all kinds of stories whether it is a user story or a non-user story
    • What more could be done with this mapping approach
    • Limitations of Example Mapping and when not to use it

    Speaker

    Kiruthika Ganesan
    Kiruthika Ganesan
    Head of Quality Assurance
    I am someone who is passionate about testing and approaches testing with a holistic view. I have over 17 years of experience in the IT industry, working as a tester, developer and a trainer. I believe in the power of people and collaborating to build a safe environment where the teams can thrive and work on creating great software. I enjoy teaching and getting involved in community activities like speaking at conferences, delivering workshops. I am one of the tutors in the Coders Guild and a core member of Synapse QA-a testing community. Also, a keen advocate of Women in Tech initiatives and a global ambassador! When I am not working, I love spending time with my kids and enjoy writing short stories.