What is BDD?

I quote liked this blog from Liz Keogh. Agile culture, more generally, is and will continue to creep into all things humans do. We mustn’t forget the Lean folks, they really laid the path over several decades. They are like martyrs for a better world order. We still have some way to go and adjusting mindsets takes some time.

Liz Keogh, lunivore

At #CukeUp today, there’s going to be a panel on defining BDD, again.

BDD is hard to define, for good reason.

First, because to do so would be to say “This is BDD” and “This is not BDD”. When you’ve got a mini-methodology that’s derived from a dozen other methods and philosophies, how do you draw the boundary? When you’re looking at which practices work well with BDD (Three Amigos, Continuous Integration and Deployment, Self-Organising Teams, for instance), how do you stop the practices which fit most contexts from being adopted as part of the whole?

I’m doing BDD with teams which aren’t software, by talking through examples of how their work might affect the world. Does that mean it’s not really BDD any more, because it can’t be automated? I’m talking to people over chat windows and sending them scenarios so they can be checked, because we’re never in…

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