Thanks for reminding us of the importance of context when deciding to use any tool, even ones that are quite helpful (in the right situations) such as Given – When – Then and Example Mapping.

I’m starting work rebuilding a product right now and can see how Given – When – Then can be extremely helpful for understanding some aspects of the new product, especially where there is a bit of interaction.

I can also see where Given-When-Then would be a bit clunky for fully understanding calculations.

When you used Excel, do provide examples of calculations did you use a Fitnesse type approach (whether or not you actually used Fitnesses) or did you do something else with the spreadsheets?

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