Hey good people,
I wanted to share here this experiment we called “Free cycle”
We are a small team (10 people only) and because of the holiday season, the whole team would not be available so was difficult to plan a normal cycle and the squads that would work on the pitches.
Instead of a betting table and shapers writing pitch, we tried that everyone on the team pitched something that they wanted to work / explore on.
They would write a pitch in a similar way we were pitching but instead of a betting table selecting what would be worked on, they would choose.
Of course this is pretty experimental and we don’t expect that a big feature gets released at the end.
But something that was interesting is that with this experiment, we started to identify people from the team that had more skills and motivation for shaping and writing a pitch. So that was a big and good surprise.
I think also the team was very motivated and I feel that could be useful for recharging energy too.
Have you tried something like that? What’s your experience?
If you haven’t tried something like that I would really like to hear also your opinion about this.