Back of the Yards Coffee

Back of the Yards Coffee

At the Difference Engine, I worked with software engineers to build an e-commerce site for a local social enterprise aimed at serving coffee to an under-resourced community.


Challenge

When I joined the team:

  • Development had been ongoing for months without a clear end date or delivery plan in mind
  • Lack of clarity on feature requirements relative to completed work
  • Limited feature prioritization

Approach

  • Worked with tech lead to break down features in scoping document to write users stories and prioritize development tasks to deliver MVP of site to client
  • Scheduled consistent demos for client feedback and clear communication of planned feature delivery
  • Gathered information from client to communicate needs back to development team

Product Features & Delivery

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Subscriptions

Enable logged-in user to select, purchase, and manage subscriptions for multiple products, while also enabling simultaneous one-time purchases

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Wholesaler Management

Enable wholesalers to apply online and employees to view and approve wholesaler applications

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Products

Enable employees to add, edit, and remove products from product page using integration with 3rd party payment API (Stripe)

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Editable Content

Enable employees to edit text and photos on the about us page

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Client Communications

Communicated site functionality, including training materials (which was adopted as a template for The Difference Engine) and handoff for future development