Need to test executable unit on chip before December 5th. Requires executable code, task parameter list and some other things.
Task parameter list is not actually specified yet, won't be until December 25th or so. Minimal testing, write/read into unit registers and memory.
Memory can be written but not read, and registers can be written but give back a different side-effect value. Conclude only way to test is to write into memory and registers and see if board does not erupt in smoke.
'Poke and Hope' testing method (as christened by project lead) will be insufficient for testing deadline. Engage in ten minutes of hysterical laughter with co-workers, then have mental breakdown.