In starting work on a new feature, story, use case, issue, etc, etc – there is generally some point where you are going to get confused. Perhaps it’s a new requirement, perhaps its a new concept you’ve never heard of or maybe, despite all the time that’s been invested, it’s written in such a way as to not evoke clarity in what you need to work on, there is one simple question which will give you what you need.
“What do you need me to build?”
If the answer is not an immediate, direct response, there is a problem – because not only do you not understand what needs to be build, but other people are confused as wel.
If the answer does come fast and furiously, fantastic, now you know what to build to make the project a success.