June 17 Cycle Retro: What went well?
Take time to reflect on what things we accomplished (individually, and as a team) that we're especially proud of! This both gives us cause to celebrate, and also lets us double down on processes and ideas that are working~ Mostly, this market is for the Manifold team; don't expect the probabilities, etc to mean much other than like a subjective vote on how much you agree with a particular statement, or how much you want to discuss it.
We're engaged with the community!
Mexifold Planning & Execution
V2 cloud functions lowered latency a lot
Atlas Fellowship instance
Community engagement, especially Austin
Bug resolution speed is very high!
Open source contributions: more & higher quality
Groups nearly shipped
usability testing/feature testing setup
Rdeuction of firebase costs
Manifund inbound interest
@MattP Great question! As a remote team, we don't often have the ability to coordinate and get into meaty discussions about things like high-level strategy. That leads to the thing you commented on about scattered focus - the offsites are a time to recenter the team and agree on priorities and direction. Also - we're here with a bunch of our users, so we can sneakily solicit user feedback in a higher-bandwidth context than through Discord text messages. (hopefully you can join us on one of our future offsites!) And it's also a recruiting ploy - both directly (would love to convert some of the guests to full-time core team members!) and indirectly (many potential hires enjoy the idea of meeting the team in person)