Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Meeting

Business Driven Data is the art of using examples in conversation to illustrate behavior. –  Liz Keogh

Behavior Driven Development is an approach to developing software that focuses on the behaviors of the users and system responses. Gherkin is a language used by Cucumber, which is a tool used to automate testing.

Regardless of your test automation strategy, writing Acceptance Criteria using the Given/When/Then pattern of gherkin can help you identify usage scenarios and expected system behavior. Validating your G/W/T scenarios with matrix and applying concepts from Specification by Example gives you powerful tools to use when working with stakeholders on their needs, priorities, coverage and gaps.

Terry will show us how to write Acceptance Criteria using G/W/T and a simple way to use Excel create matrices to help ensure scenario coverage and enable more productive conversations with stakeholders about priorities and dependencies starting tomorrow! 


Terry Wiegmann, CBAP, CSQE, PSPO, ACG

Terry is a “T-shaped” technologist, a long-time practitioner in a variety of roles and using a variety of plan-driven and agile practices; across commercial and enterprise applications; custom and COTS software; public and private sector; and industry domains. She has a solid background and hands-on experience with a variety of business analysis, agility and quality practices and techniques in commercial and back office software development as an internal employee, contractor and consultant.

Terry was the founding president of the Columbus Chapter of the IIBA, and is an IIBA®Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP); Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE); a Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), Advanced Toastmaster Gold (ACG), and an Awesome Woman in Agile and ASQ Fellow nominee. She has founded or served on various professional organization boards: Columbus IIBA, Columbus ATDD, Columbus Requirements SIG, Central Ohio Agile Association/Coaching Circle, US Agile Coach Camp, and Women in Leadership at Lucent.

She gives back by sharing her breadth of experience by presenting frequently at BA, QA and Agile conferences and meetings including Bluegrass IIBA Chapter meetings, Agile2014, SOBARC, Columbus IIBA Professional Development Day and Cincinnati IIBA Chapter meetings. She is passionate about helping analysts and teams have courage, celebrate learning and continually improve, and has been published in AgileConnection, Sticky Minds (one of her articles made the Sticky Minds Top 10 List for 2016) and IIBA Best Practices for Better Business Analysis.

Terry is currently Principal Consultant serving as an agile coach with Improving in Columbus, Ohio.

When: Wednesday, March 21st (6:30 – 8:00pm)

Where: The Solarity Group – 961 Beasley St., Suite 140 Lexington, KY 40509



About the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter:

The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter is a non-profit professional association established in August 2013 to serve the business community of the Bluegrass region of central and eastern Kentucky. We welcome professionals of all disciplines who deliver organizational change including business analysis, business management, project management, product management, quality assurance and control, change management, consultants and recruiters.