Next time I get a heap of pseudo-formal structured specification documents instead of user stories telling what the user really wants, I might try a lesson from a field older than ours:
Most good engineers don't want a technical explanation from the driver.
They want a detailed explanation of how the car feels.
So, learn how to tell what the car is doing, not why.
This will make you a better race driver.
(From "Professional Race Driving Techniques" by Ross Bentley, page 10)
Sounds like "As a driver I want my car to..." doesn't it :)
Originally published on 2007-12-03 at http://www.jroller.com/wipu/entry/race_driving_stories under category Agile