While the New England Championship was a great event to bring a climax to the work we have been doing on Pandora. However, it was not the conclusion of our season. While cooling down from an intense build and competition season we have been considering what we need to change to have an even better season next season, and who is going to lead that change in the future.
Post Mortem Review
Much like any corporation with a technical product, we have begun to examine the “after-death” lessons we can learn from this competition season. With help from mentors we have identified the different steps to completing this in an orderly and effective manner.
The first step that we have taken is to gather as much feedback on the current season as we can. We asked all the students to submit feedback forms that report positive things and problems that they observed during the season and optionally what they believed would be a feasible solution for next year.
After collecting data we sorted the feedback that we received into different categories of concern. We identified that the team experiences problems with communication, time management, attendance, how business tasks were planned and organized, management, and team organization. Problems related to these categories were each sorted and teams were created to brainstorm solutions. These solutions will guide the decisions of the future.
To make these decisions in the future we have elected a new class of team leads. Elections took place during school days where students presented themselves with a ten-minute speech about their qualifications and their thoughts about potential team policy. They ran for different positions in our organizational structure which is described in the Team Structure page.
Students all casted their votes and decisions were made by mentors and senior members to place students into the different lead positions based on the election results.
We are excited for next year!