David Evans

David Evans

David Evans is an experienced Agile consultant, Coach and Trainer with over 25 years of IT experience. A thought-leader in the field of Agile quality, he provides training and consultancy for clients worldwide and is in-demand as a speaker at events and conferences across Europe.

He has trained and provided consulting for clients in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Israel, South Africa and Singapore. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, and he was voted Best Keynote Speaker at Agile Testing Days 2013.

David is fantastic coach helping his clients on a journey to improve their software quality using Agile/Lean thinking. His expert knowledge allows him to quickly identify practical improvements that he can suggest for implement with goal to achieve immediate benefits.

He is co-author of the best-selling books “50 Quick Ideas to Improve your User Stories” and “50 Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests”, was a contributor to the book “More Agile Testing”, and has also had several papers published in international IT journals.

Currently lives and works in the UK, where he is a founding partner in Neuri Consulting LLP. Provides coaching, training and strategic consultancy on Agile methods and Agile quality, BDD and Specification by Example.


Setting a Good Example – Getting the most out of Your SBE, BDD and ATDD artefacts


David is coming to show you how to use the most out of Your SBE, BDD and ATDD artefacts! He will talk on this topic at EPIC stage at the 4th Agile Serbia Conference.

To get the most out of Specification by Example (SBE), Behavior Driven Development (BDD) or Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD), you need much more than the right tools. You need high value specifications. How do we get the right level of detail in specifications? How do we express good acceptance tests that are both readable and automated? How do we get long-term value from these artefacts as documentation? These and other questions will be addressed in this talk in which we take a practical approach using real-world examples.

If you work with Cucumber, Fitnesse, SpecFlow or similar tools to support BDD and SBE, you will learn how to avoid common mistakes that teams make when writing tests. You will also learn to recognize the characteristics that take good example scenarios beyond the role of acceptance tests and into living documentation for long-term value.

This topic is great for all Developers, Testers, Business Analysts, Architects, Technical Leaders, Product Owners, Agile Coaches / Scrum Masters and anybody interesting in improving their analysis and test-driven approaches or gain a better understanding of Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) or Specification By Example (SBE).

Join us and you will hear some specific advice and examples about this approach. Future of Agile is coming!


Adopting agile in business settings (without heavy IT development)?


After his EPIC stage session David will discuss on the DEV stage his observations and experiences of adopting agile in non-IT business settings.

His current client is a large multi-national organisation undergoing an agile transformation. Many of the areas that he is directly coaching are not classic software development teams, but instead are pure business teams dealing with things like improving business processes, satisfying regulatory requirements and so on. The challenge is to reconcile the Board’s vision of “Agile everywhere”, with novice teams asking “What the heck is Scrum and does it even make sense for us to use it?”

In this discussion, David will share his thoughts on why adopting agile for business teams is harder than you might expect, as well as some models and guidance to help people through these agile adoption challenges.

Join him to share your own experiences and thoughts on adopting agile outside the traditional IT development context.