It's July in KC.  That means two things; it's hot and the KC IIBA chapter and Agile KC have a joint meeting.  This one should be really interestoing.

Please note, this meeting will fall on the cadence of the IIBA group Tuesday July 18, 2017 6:30 PM at Centriq Training.  To register for this event please visit

Meeting Topic:
BDD – Behavior Driven Development:
A common language between developers, testers and business analysts

Meeting Description:
With the continual evolution of automated testing tools and Agile practices, the body of knowledge around BDD has been growing. Many teams have been successful in leveraging this advancement to reduce ambiguity and increase value delivery. The secret to their success lies in the practices associated with BDD.

Join us for a joint IIBA KC & Agile KC meeting on Tuesday July 18, 2017 where Michael Collier will discuss how teams at Commerce Bank use BDD, it’s history within the bank, and where it’s headed.

Speaker Bio:

Michael Collier has been a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area, though he has traveled extensively in the US for both work and pleasure. His tenure of almost 20 years as a software developer has spanned many different industries. Currently he is a Scrum Coach and Developer at Commerce Bank of Kansas City.
He has been a volunteer with the Scrum Alliance on their Gathering review team as a reviewer and ScrumMaster since 2013. Reviewing for the North American Gathering as well as their international Gatherings;
He was a co-presenter with Paul Carter at the 2016 Scrum Gathering and presented at the 2015 Lean Agile KC conference
Michael currently holds the CSM, CSP and CSD certifications from the Scrum Alliance.

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