EPIC Experience 2020 Concurrent Session : Implementing ATDD from Scratch in a Large-Scale Agile Project


Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Implementing ATDD from Scratch in a Large-Scale Agile Project

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ATDD (acceptance test-driven development) is often used synonymously with BDD (behavior-driven development) and TDD (test-driven development), but the main distinction of ATDD is its focus on collaboration. Developers, testers, business representatives, product owners, and other stakeholders work together to come up with a clear understanding of what needs to be implemented. Raj Subramayer will discuss how his team embraced ATDD to solve problems such as a lack of clarity in requirements, frequent scope creep, no visibility into the testing being done, and finding defects late in the project lifecycle. Raj will talk about the process changes that happened due to ATDD, how his team leveraged test automation throughout this process, and how, by encouraging collaboration, the entire team of 25 people adopted the mindset of “one team, one goal.” A single tester can make a huge impact on the team if they recognize collaboration is the key to delivering products successfully.

Raj Subrameyer
ChaiLatte Consulting
Raj Subrameyer is a speaker, writer and tech career coach at ChaiLatte Consulting. He helps developer tools and/or services companies build awareness, increase organic website traffic, and generate leads through content creation and social influencer marketing. He also provides tech career coaching to help professionals reach the next phase in their career paths and is a sought after speaker for various events. He actively contributes thought leadership and enrichment to the software community through conference talks, contributed articles, blogs and youtube videos, where he shares development, testing, leadership and productivity experiences gained through various life experiences. You can read Raj’s expertise on his personal website www.rajsubra.com. He can be reached at [email protected], or follow him on Twitter @epsilon11.