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Extreme Programming Installed by Chet Hendrickson, Ann Anderson, Ron Jeffries

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Team Brainstorms Engineering Tasks

The team brainstorms the engineering tasks to build a common picture of the system design, down to the detail necessary to implement the stories. This step often allows the customer to see places where the programmers don't understand the story after all. Observing the design process builds common knowledge and confidence throughout the team.

Exploration continues as you and the programmers break the stories down into tasks. After a story is understood, the programmers brainstorm the tasks necessary to implement the story. Each team member is responsible for contributing as much as possible and for getting a good understanding of what will be done to implement the story.

Often the approach will be clear to ...

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