This one tip can help clarify your requirements

People are generally not great at understanding abstractions or novel ideas when we’re first exposed to them, but we’re pretty good at deriving abstractions or concepts given enough concrete examples. Including examples in requirements (whether that is by user stories, specifications or something else), will help teams understand the purpose of a requirement and lead to creative solutions.

Join Chris and Shawn in this interactive session, as they demonstrate why including examples is useful and what makes an example effective. Learn how adding a few examples can help illuminate the purpose of a requirement and how it helps start conversations into unexplored areas. Learn about the various tools and frameworks that support automating examples. See how team members and stakeholders can work together to develop examples that can lead to unexpected solutions.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

The session will be a mix of speaking and hands-on exercises

Start Time Length Topic
0:00 5 Introduction
0:05 15 Why use examples?
0:20 10 Hands-On Exercise - Collaboratively Writing Examples
0:30 10 A better way to write examples
0:40 10 Hands-On Exercise - Refining Examples
0:50 5 Tools that can be used to automate examples
0:55 5 Q&A
1:00 Close

Learning Outcome

At the end of this session participants will:

- understand the importance of using examples to support user stories

- be able to use examples to support acceptance criteria

- have hands-on experience writing examples in a collaborative environment

- be familiar with tools that are typically used when automating examples

Target Audience

product owners, programmers, testers

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