|Let's begin creating user
stories for the Mark IV Coffee Maker. The Fictitious Advanced Product Design Department (FADD) is our customer
in this case. They will determine what the coffee maker will do. They will make these decisions based on their
experience with the coffee maker market and where they want this new coffee maker to be positioned strategically
in the market. We create four stories making sure that the stories are about what the coffee maker will do and
not about how it will do it. It is up to the hardware design group and us, the software group to decide if these
things can work and how.
When we met with the hardware designers
they proposed we add a cancel brewing function. We ask the customers about it and they make it clear this is not
a good idea. This feature will add nothing to marketability and will cost us to implement.
Meanwhile, our other team members are
creating a unit testing framework
and trying out a spike solution. The spike solution will be critical to our estimations at the release planning