A Roadmap to TDD adoption
You've heard all about how TDD will solve all your problems on a software project. Your defects go away, your time to market decreases, customer satisfaction goest through the roof. Everything is supposed to be awesome if your team just did TDD. However every time you try to adopt it, the adoption fails. Why? Let's explore why TDD is so hard for teams to adopt and find an alternative approach to either adopting it, or getting its benefits.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
5 min - Introduction to Test Driven Development (TDD) - We will discuss what TDD is and explain its main benefits
10 min - Discussion - Audience members will discuss to see if they have tried to adopt TDD, why did they chose to adopt it? And how successful was it?
5 min - We’ll explain how organization typically adopt TDD and why the adoption rate is so low.
10 min - We’ll go over the hurdles to overcome in order to be able to adopt TDD. The skill gap, the impact of software design and architecture.
10 min - An alternate adoption pattern will be presented based on my experience at several companies:
- Focus on design and clean code
- Learn how to write unit tests
- Enforce tests in the same commit as production code
- TDD exercises
- Complete well suited stories in TDD fashion
- Switch to TDD
5 min - Q&A
The attendees will:
- Have an understanding of what TDD is (we will not be doing a demonstration)
- Learn that TDD is more about design than testing
- Understand the prerequisites to TDD adoption
- Obtain a roadmap to bringing TDD to their teams.
Developers, IT managers, Scrum Masters
Prerequisites for Attendees
Basic familiarity with how software is written.
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