[rspec-users] Feature Size-Scope-Scale
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Mon Mar 2 10:07:23 EST 2009
The more I work with BDD the more I realize how different this is from
my previous experience. I now consider that part of the difficulty I
have lies in establishing the proper scale for the features that I
propose. My question lies in that vein. What size should a feature be?
I have read a great deal about scaling features in terms of hours of
work. However, at my present level of inefficiency, that will probably
result in features that are too small just as I now believe that the
features I have now are too large. Besides which, I seem to grasp
examples better than metrics when conceptualizing such things.
Returning to my client case. Given that the system must permit
administering clients then does one have a single feature called "System
has clients..." and bundle all the activity related thereto in its
scenarios. Or, as I begin to suspect, should one have separate features
like "Add a new client"; "Deactivate an existing client"; Reactivate an
inactive client"; "Report all active clients; ... and so forth.
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