The Behaviour Specification Writing Meeting
After all the previously described prerequisites have been satisfied (i.e. all the “core business requirements” are known and the initial, low-level technical design is understood), it is now time to identify and write the Behaviour Specifications — so go and schedule a Behaviour Specification writing meeting!
You might be wondering about who to invite to this session?
The attendees of the Behaviour Specification writing meeting should include a holistic cross-section of the solution development team, including all the actual people who will be developing and testing the given functionality. I will come back to this point later.
The types of roles that should attend the meeting include:
- Technical Architect;
- Technical/Developer Lead;
- Business Analysts;
- Test Analysts; and
Actual business representatives are welcome to attend and are especially useful if the requirements need further clarification. Assuming however that the requirements are reasonably clear, the business representative would only attend predominantly for their own benefit and understanding, or for team building reasons.