This is a useful technique to use in BDD example workshops.
- describe which tasks and activities usually form part of a BDD process
- use example mapping to analyze a user story
- compare BDD with your current process
- 10 min connect: BDD tasks and activities game
- 5 min concept: Example mapping
- 30 min concrete: examples workshop
- 10 min conclusions: what parts of BDD are new or different for you?
Connect: BDD tasks and activities game
This activity is described here
Concept: Example mapping
Highlight the Examples workshop part of the BDD process. In this workshop we can use a structured conversation called Example Mapping. Explain the basic idea.
Concrete: examples workshop
Ask people to pretend to have different roles - Developers, Testers and Product Owners. Present a user story that we will use in the examples workshop. You could use the Pizza delivery example from “BDD books - Discovery”
Imagine you work on developing a pizza delivery management application for a large pizza delivery company. It will allow customers to track the real-time status and location of their orders. This is the user story that is up next:
In order to fix an incorrect delivery address,
As a pizza customer,
I want to be able to change the delivery address after the pizza order has been placed.
Facilitate an example mapping workshop for this user story. At the end, compare with the sample one in the book.
Conclusions: what is new?
Look again at the BDD tasks and activities game. We just experienced a small examples workshop. What parts of the BDD process are new for you? What parts are different from what you use in your daily work at the moment? Discuss in pairs and note your conclusions.