Vasco Duarte – TDD for Managers – Pimp up your Excel skills and learn TDD + Continuous Integration, all at the same time!
If you are like me you ended your programmer career before the cool kids came up with Test-Driven Development and Continuous Integration. I envy the programmers of today because they have so much more support than I did! But there’s no reason why a manager like me cannot benefit from what has been learned in the last 20 years in our industry.
In this workshop you will learn what TDD is in practice, what is Continuous Integration and most importantly why that makes your life as a manager easier! Also, as a bonus you will learn what your best programmers are talking about, and can have an informed conversation with them.
We’ll look at a very practical example of how TDD can drive better design and higher quality. You will need some coding skills (basic experience is enough) and an open mind to try out new things.
0:00 Introduction to the exercise
0:10 Small increment of practice (to get everyone started)
1:00 Short debriefing about first half
1:15 Workshop, second part
1:40 Final debriefing
2:00 The End.
What will you learn?
What is TDD?
How can I apply it?
How does it affect the process of programming?
The goal is to give a hands on demo of what TDD can be like and then have a collective discussion about the benefits as well as the challenges when adopting TDD as a design / testing practice.
Having have used Excel (must)
Familiar with what is programming and testing (must)
Having programmed (optional)
Having used Excel Macros (optional)
The participants will have understood some of the basic mechanics of TDD and are expected to apply them in their own work/projects to develop their understanding
Do the attendees need a laptop?