Behavior-Driven Development applied in Agile Teams of a Financial Institution

  • Emanuel Galhardo de Oliveira UnB
  • George Marsicano UnB


A premise for the efficiency of software developers is clarity on understanding the requirements, as well as the business people maintain the same mutual alignment. Behavior-driven Development (BDD) proposes based on a specific scenario, perceives a problem and correctly directs a solution. This case study shows how BDD helps three agile teams from a Financial Institution to deliver a complex credit platform solution, which at first had critical flaws to bring the product, and how they overcame it. In scenarios where a more focused understanding of a problem is required, it was observed that BDD brought a positive influence for the performance of these teams. While maintaining mature ways of working by improving communication, a mutual understanding of the product added a direction regarding priorities, bringing fast flow with quality. Given the good results, this institution intends to extend the use of this technique to other teams that support critical issues.


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OLIVEIRA, Emanuel Galhardo de; MARSICANO, George. Behavior-Driven Development applied in Agile Teams of a Financial Institution. In: TRILHA DA INDÚSTRIA - CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE SOFTWARE: TEORIA E PRÁTICA (CBSOFT), 13. , 2022, Uberlândia/MG. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2022 . p. 5-8. DOI: