The Happy Scenario gets a bad rap because it’s easy, it does the bare minimum and the customer doesn’t really want it.
Who would want to buy it?
No one… and that’s the point.
The Happy Scenario isn’t for the customer, it’s for the developer who’s trying to get that new library up and running, it’s for the QA tester who’s trying to validate their first automation test case or maybe it’s for the Product Manager who’s trying to validate their first use case to get buy-in to move forward with the project?
It’s for you.
It’s for you to get over that next hump, to figure out what you need to do next to accomplish your goal.
It’s to give you the confidence that you’re on the right track.
It’s to calm those nerves so you can lead your team down the next path.
Start with the Happy Scenario, get the win and then move on to the Insane Edge Cases that everyone keeps coming up with (and let them, you’re on the path to getting there, one scenario at a time).