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Tuesday, August 6 • 09:00 - 10:15
Part 1 of 2: How to Introduce Test-Driven Development (TDD) to Your Team (James Shore) POPULAR

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Test-driven development (TDD) is an essential skill for agile teams. Without it, codebases quickly lose the flexibility needed to support agile development. Software accrues technical debt and becomes difficult to change. Rather than improving the code in-place, teams advocate for expensive and risky rewrites. TDD helps avoid these problems.
But for coaches, Scrummasters, and other leaders without a programming background, how can you introduce this foundational skill? In this two-part session, veteran TDD practitioner James Shore will teach you the coaching and facilitation skills you need to help your teams get started with TDD. No programming experience is required, and you won’t be doing any programming in this session. Instead, you’ll gain the resources and knowledge needed to help your teams help themselves. You’ll learn what TDD is, how to recognize when TDD is being done well, and how to facilitate TDD learning workshops without being a TDD expert yourself.

Learning Outcomes:
  • -Understanding of, and ability to explain, the core TDD loop
  • -Understanding of each component of the TDD loop (think, red, green, refactor, repeat)
  • -Ability to recognize when TDD is being done
  • -Thinking tools for evaluating the success of TDD at the team and organization level
  • -Ability to facilitate an introductory TDD workshop


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James Shore

Consultant, Titanium I.T. LLC
James Shore teaches, writes, and consults on Agile development processes. He is a recipient of the Agile Alliance's Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice, co-author of /The Art of Agile Development/, and co-creator of the Agile Fluency™ Model. You can find his essays... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
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