Example-Based Specifications - workshop at Agile 2006
Brian Marick and I are leading workshop DS11 on "Example-Based Specifications" at the Agile 2006 conference. (Register soon - the conference hotel is full, but there are still rooms nearby!) It's offered Tuesday afternoon.
We think this session will really be enhanced if it includes product owners/customers who need to help specify systems. If yours will be at the conference, we'd love to see them at our session!
You might want to check out Martin Fowler's blog entry on Specification by Example for more thinking about this topic.
Here's our conference blurb:
Examples as Specifications
Some tests are thinly-disguised walkthroughs of a user interface. Other tests are so voluminous that you suspect that even their author didn't read them. But some tests seem designed to facilitate conversations about the key objects and processes in a domain.
How can we foster the latter style, to create specifications useful to both machines and people