GOTO is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 90 top speaker and 1300 attendees. The conference cover topics such as .Net, Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture and Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes

Liz Keogh, Lean / Agile coach and developer

Liz Keogh

Biography: Liz Keogh

Liz Keogh is an independent Lean and Agile consultant based in London. She is a well-known blogger and international speaker, a core member of the BDD community and a contributor to a number of open-source projects including JBehave.
She works with subjects as diverse as haiku poetry, complexity thinking, effective personal feedback and OO development, and has a strong technical background with almost 15 years’ experience in delivering and coaching others to deliver large-scale enterprise applications, which she now combines with a focus on psychology, NLP and adult learning. She has pioneered the application of learning models in measuring Agile maturity and coaching progress, and is currently interested in modelling risk and change with complexity thinking and the Cynefin framework.
Liz was awarded the Gordon Pask award in 2010 for deepening existing ideas in the Agile space and "coming up with some pretty crazy ones of her own". She is also a science fiction writer and haiku poet.
Twitter: @lunivore

Presentation: Behavior-Driven Development for Life

Time: Tuesday 11:00 - 11:50 / Location: French

Behavior-Driven Development uses conversations around examples of system behavior to explore and question that behavior. Many teams try to eliminate the uncertainty in their requirements with the technique - which is, of course, impossible.

In this talk, we look at a domain in which we're used to unavoidable uncertainty - our own lives - and we apply the same techniques to find ways to achieve our goals. Within this familiar environment, we use examples and well-defined outcomes to spot uncertainty, embrace risk, and give ourselves the best possible chance of success, both in software and our life.