Test Driven Modeling: The Impact on Communication

Test Driven Modeling (TDM), especially the adoption of test cases supposedly has a positive impact on the communication between domain expert and system analyst. To investigate this claim, we conducted a case study in which the communication between the domain expert and system analyst is studied. In particular, modeling sessions with and without the adoption of TDM were performed. Then, the communication, i.e., conversations, were transcribed and coded. Below the collected data can be found.


Transcripts, demographic data: Download here.
Note: ATLAS.ti was used for coding; a free trial version should be available at their homepage.

Used modeling environment: Download here.
Note: The modeling tool requires Windows XP or newer and Java 1.6 or newer installed.