Gojko Adzic


Agile / Lean Quality Expert, Author of numerous books including “Specification By Example”

Gojko specialises in agile and lean quality improvement, in particular agile testing, specification by example and behaviour driven development. His award winning book ‘Specification by Example’ won a best book Jolt Award and was #2 on the top 100 agile books for 2012.

In 2011, he was voted by peers as the most influential agile testing professional, and his blog won the UK agile award for the best online publication in 2010.

He is the author of ‘Impact Mapping’, ‘Specification by Example’, ‘Bridging the Communication Gap’, ‘Test Driven .NET Development with FitNesse’ and ‘50 Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories’.

YOW! 2014 Melbourne

Make Impacts, Not Software


Software is everywhere today, and countless software products and projects die a slow death without ever making any impact. Today’s planning and roadmap techniques expect the world to stand still while we deliver, and set products and projects up for failure from the very start. Even when they have good strategic plans, many organisations fail to communicate them and align everyone involved in delivery. The result is a tremendous amount of time and money wasted due to wrong assumptions, lack of focus, poor communication of objectives, lack of understanding and misalignment with overall goals. There has to be a better way to deliver! Gojko presents a possible solution, impact mapping, an innovative strategic planning method that can help you make an impact with software.

Specification by Example: From User Stories to Acceptance Tests


‘Specification by Example: From User Stories to Acceptance Tests’ is a customisable interactive agile and lean processes training workshop, aimed at providing skills to bridge the communication gap between stakeholders and implementation teams, build quality into software from the start.

The workshop is based on Gojko Adzic’s books ‘Bridging the Communication Gap’ and ‘Specification by Example’, as well as years of practical experience with many teams in different contexts. Very interactive and practical, it focuses on providing participants with first-hand real world experience and aimed at cross-functional training groups of business analysts, product owners, developers and testers.