Who writes the specification, now again?
September 13, 2011
There’s been a lot of buzz around Specification by example lately. At least in my networks and close to me. I hear it almost everyday at the office. A couple of days ago I was asked to do an introduction to the subject to a group of interested people. Striking also is that most people I hear talking about it is not developers (anymore) but rather business/requirements people and testers.
One question that I often get asked and that puzzles me is:
But who writes the specifications? Business people, developers or testers?
Maybe not exactly like that but something close too that. Actually I think the underlying intent is something else and has to do with ownership…
I have also discussed the topic with a few of my Twitter contacts that are involved in a project using Specification by example. In this...