Specification By Example

Discover the tools for communication between business and IT. Create valuable requirements.
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Specification By Example

Who is the training for:

Product Owner

For those working with requirements for complex products.

Team Members

For those concerned with the quality and consistency of the product.

From User Stories to Acceptance Tests

Specification by Example (SBE) is a tool that supports defining requirements and product testing strategies. It involves creating a list of expectations and acceptance tests in the form of real examples rather than abstract instructions. This workshop is led by a world expert in the field - Gojko Adzic.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to bridge the communication gap between stakeholders and development teams.
  • How to create requirements in the form of real examples.
  • How to avoid gaps and inconsistencies in specifications and tests.
  • How to conduct Specification by Example workshops.
  • What are best practices for creating specifications.
  • How other companies, from small internet startups to large, distributed teams in investment banks, use SBE.

Training scope:

Understanding Specification by Example
  • How to actively participate in the process and facilitate it effectively?
  • When is it worthwhile to use SBE in a project?
Effective Requirement Definition
  • How to precisely develop specifications based on real examples?
  • What to consider when choosing SBE tools and how to differentiate them?
Process Workflow Optimization
  • What makes some teams more effectively utilize SBE while others waste time?
  • How to avoid common pitfalls when grooming the Product Backlog?
  • Strategies for managing old tests and specifications.
Integration of SBE with Work Methodologies
  • How to effectively integrate SBE with approaches like Scrum or Kanban?
Introduction to Specification by Example
  • Step-by-Step: How to Successfully Implement SBE in Your Organization?


Recommended by students:

Ben Hughes, Equinox IT

Amazing, totally reshapes my mind about user stories

Rory MacDonald


Clearly loads of insight and value + well worth doing.

As part of the Specification by Example training, you will receive:

  • 13 hours of intensive workshop-style training.
  • Access to a discussion group that brings together participants from around the world.

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