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Writing Great Specifications: Using Specification by Example and Gherkin by Kamil Nicieja

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Chapter 6. The life cycle of executable specifications

This chapter covers

  • Working with an executable specification throughout its life cycle
  • Understanding requirements’ precision level
  • Using examples in different development phases
  • Understanding what happens after implementation

In its original meaning in systems theory, feedback is the exchange of data about how one part of a system is working—with the understanding that one part affects all others in the system—so that if any part heads off course, it can be changed for the better. In SBE, a specification suite is the system, every executable specification is a part of that system, and the delivery team is the recipient of the feedback.

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