3F/ User Stories for the VRM Intention Byway. A way to develop that starts with happy users. We'll be creating them.

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User Stories for the VRM Intention Byway. A way to develop that starts with happy users. We'll be creating them.

Tuesday 3F

Convener: Doc Searls, Joyce Searls, Johannes Ernst

Notes-taker(s)

Tags for the session - technology discussed/ideas considered:

User stories, VRM, intentron, byway

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps

Doc is giving overview over the ideas behind the Byway.

A very incomplete FAQ for the Byway is here: https://customercommons.org/solutions/tools/intention-byway/intention-byway-faq/

A shorter description of the Byway: https://customercommons.org/a-new-way/

pAlgorithms -- personally-selected or -created algorithms running on your own data on your own server aka Intentron.

Buyers send messages of intent to sellers in a market. Within a community. Topic-based.

Example: wanting to buy an engine for a particular 1960’s car engine

There are apps, and the byway (which is only the messaging system).

Format:

As a <ROLE>, I would like to <DO SOMETHING>, in order to accomplish <SOMETHING>.

Roles:

  • Buyer / shopper

    • Chef in a restaurant

    • Car repair enthusiast

  • Seller

  • Delivery Driver

User stories:

(Vintage car repair)

  1. As a shopper, I want to find a specific used engine for my vintage car that needs an engine replacement, so that I can get the car to work again.

(Restaurant)

MVP

  1. As a chef in a restaurant, on Monday, I want to buy and have delivered all ingredients I need for 8 servings of Chicken Cacciatore, produced locally and organically, in order to serve my guests on Saturday night.

  2. As a chef in a restaurant, I want to be certain that delivered produce is organic, fresh and produced locally, in order to keep quality high of my dinners.

  3. As a chef in a restaurant, I want to be told when certain supplies become available that I had been looking for and failed to find, in order to make the dish with the original ingredients

  4. As a chef in a restaurant, I want to be told when certain supplies become available that I didn’t know of, but that will make my dishes better, in order to further improve the quality of my dishes.

  5. As a chef in a restaurant, I want to know the reputation of the produce supplier before I select them to buy from

  6. As a chef in a restaurant, I want to discover new suppliers by entering tags (Criteria?) so that I can learn about new supplier options?

  7. As a chef in a restaurant, I want to see several purchasing alternatives that meet my criteria, and select the one I want, in order to further optimize my purchase.

  8. As a farmer, I want the restaurant to advertise on their menu that their recipe contains ingredients from my farm, in order to increase visibility of my brand.

  9. As a farmer, I want to advertise this week’s surplus of produce, in order to sell my produce before it goes bad.

  10. As a farmer, I want to advertise my goods such that it will be seen/categorized so that I can reach the widest possible range of buyers (e.g. restaurant chefs).

  11. As a farmer, I want to see the open requests that I can meet, in order to make special offers for specific opportunities.

  12. As a delivery driver, I want to be hired for delivering supplies within a local region, in order to earn some money.

  13. As a delivery driver, I want to specify the parameters for trips I’m willing to accept (distance, tip, margin, ability to carry certain loads: hot/cold/weight/...) in order to earn enough money.

Extensions:

  1. As a chef in a restaurant, I want to define the ingredients and respective amounts for my famous recipes, and a maximum cost of ingredients + delivery, in order to save time when ordering supplies for the next week.

  2. As a chef in a restaurant, I want to keep the ingredient list of my famous recipes private, so people keep coming to my restaurant.

Question:

  • Would this be in-scope:? As a chef I want to know that the person I selected as a supplier is the same business that I just sent the payment to.

An aside: I’m hearing three layers to the tech:

  • Bottom layer: the byway - a message passing layer (including identity)

  • Middle layer: common “commerce-related” layer: deals with payments, tags/matching, reputation. This middle layer will take a huge load off of the difficulty of building apps

  • Top layer: ByWay-compatible apps