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Building Bridges - an Elevator Pitch for Behaviour Driven Development

It’s no secret that I’m setting myself up for a new career as a BDD coach. In preparation I’m taking part in a number of workshops, for example about marketing. During that workshop, I had to describe what a BDD coach does, what BDD is about.

It was surprisingly difficult for me to explain what BDD is about to a non-technical person. After a couple of iterations, I came up with this:

Behaviour Driven Development is a technique for analyzing requirements in a software project. It builds a bridge between the technical world of the developers and the non-technical world of the business people. Thanks to that there will be fewer misunderstandings, and you have the security that the time and money you spend on a software project will pay off.

What do you think? Please let me know!

Dirk Rombauts

Dirk Rombauts is a Software Developer with more than 10 years of experience working in .NET. He has been working with Behaviour Driven Development for several years now and thinks it is the best thing to happen to software development since the invention of coffee.

He is the maintainer of Pickles, the open source Living Documentation generator and is in the process of setting up Pickles Pro, a company that aims to make you self-sufficient in all matters BDD.