BDD Kickstart, Remote Training

BDD Kickstart is a two-day training in the fundamentals of Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and Cucumber. Thousands of agile teams are benefiting from clearer understanding and greater collaboration between business and IT that BDD brings.

This course is based on proven and practical techniques, which we've taught to hundreds of ambitious teams around the world. By the end of this course you will acquire the fundamental technical and non-technical skills required to begin.

Upcoming dates:

  • December 8th-9th - BDD Kickstart (US timezones) - Register Here

Email us if you have any questions.

Course Outline

BDD Fundamentals

BDD Fundamentals is applicable to "the whole team". (BAs, product owners, domain experts, UX designers, developers, testers, and any other important stakeholders).

This module will give a thorough introduction to BDD, which is the process that Cucumber supports. There is no automation during this module; the focus is on analysis and collaboration techniques.

We’ll teach you Example Mapping - a powerful technique we have developed to help business, IT and QA break requirements down into concrete examples. This exposes misunderstandings early and will help you write better executable specifications and automated tests later.

Learning Outcomes

  • The fundamental principles and practices of BDD
  • The importance of Rules and Examples
  • Translating examples into Gherkin - Cucumber’s format for executable specifications
  • Conversation patterns for discovering edge cases
  • The importance of a ubiquitous language for problems and solutions
  • Using Example Mapping and Discovery Workshops to achieve a shared understanding
  • Roles and responsibilities on a BDD team

BDD With Cucumber (Java)

A one-day technical course for the developers, testers and the tech-curious team members. The course is exclusively hands-on, interactive, and experiential. There are no slides and no lecture element lasts for more than 10 minutes.

The course will be delivered using our web-based training environment. In our instructor-led remote class, we use Zoom, Miro and developer tools to facilitate the class.

Learning Outcomes

  • Installing Cucumber and setting up your development environment
  • The TDD / BDD cycle
  • Writing your first scenario
  • Writing step definitions
  • Using parameters in step definitions
  • Techniques to keep your test code clean
  • Backgrounds, Tags, Tables, Scenario Outlines and other Gherkin tricks
  • Domain modelling by Example
  • Costs & benefits of working test-first

Sending your team?

If you're sending a group of 3 or more use "THREE-AMIGOS" at check-out. For teams of 15 or more, we can deliver training and coaching privately. Please email for any questions regarding the event.

Ryan Marsh

Ryan Marsh is an experienced BDD and DevOps practitioner, trainer and coach. Ryan has worked with some of America's most well-known enterprise companies to introduce BDD and collaborative techniques.