A typical development team spends 30% to 40% of its time fixing bugs; multiple examples at multiple companies demonstrate that Specification by Example/BDD can reduce that to 1% to 2%. If an average developer costs $150,000 per year (salary plus benefits), that is a savings of $50K per developer per year – not to mention the value of delivering code faster with fewer bugs. How much of that do you want?
Done well, SBE/BDD can deliver immense value for your company. Done badly it delivers the same results as Agile done badly – reduced efficiency and frustrated developers.
In this talk, Leslie will explain how SBE/BDD can reduce bugs and speed development, the ways that many teams are doing it badly, and best practices that will help you realize the full benefits. Along the way he will talk about a major aerospace firm where the data science teams that he trained delivered two bugs to Production in an entire year.