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Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Making the Move to Behavior-Driven Development

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Behavior-driven development (BDD) is a hot topic in the development community. Not only does a properly implemented BDD process help drive increased automation and quicker development cycles, it also facilitates better collaboration between departments and reduces siloed communication. An ideal partner of continuous integration/delivery, BDD can help solve many testing bottlenecks associated with DevOps. For all its benefits, BDD is underadopted. Only 10–25 percent of development organizations have implemented or are experimenting with a BDD process. Organizations are hesitant to transition to BDD from their current approach for many reasons, typically focusing on people, process, and technology changes. Kevin Dunne presents a successful framework for considering any potential roadblocks, evaluating your readiness for change, and making a seamless transition. Agile is an approach centered around continuous improvement, and Kevin provides plenty of takeaways for teams who are just learning about BDD, for teams who have undergone a stable transition—and for those teams that are somewhere in between.


As the VP of strategy and business development at QASymphony, Kevin Dunne ensures their continued commitment to innovation and delivering tools to create better software. With a deep interest in the emerging trends in software development and testing, he is dedicated to collaborating with thought leaders in this space. Kevin comes to QASymphony from Deloitte, where he managed testing on large government and Fortune 500 engagements delivering ERP implementations and custom software development. As one of QASymphony’s first employees, Kevin has seen many sides of the company—from sales and customer support to marketing and product management.