Build Season is Too Short and Too much Work
- Our entire team often work sequentially.
- Team mates are often unclear what to do.
- Teams unclear what to deliver to others.
How can we effectively work together?
Sub Team Structure
Each Captain structures their team into sub-teams.
Each sub-team needs:
- A Lead / Student Mentor
- Leads need Assistants (probably Freshmen)
- Clear responsibility
Teams do not need silos. (What’s a silo?)
Sub Teams Structure
Sub-teams allow us to:
- Work in parallel
- Clear products and deliverables
- Defined Knowledge
100 Freshmen are interested in Pigmice
15 come back the next week
5 stay and become contributing members
We need to engage new members!
Engaging New Members
New members need to know the following:
- What our Robotics Team is/does
- Why join?
- Their potential place in our organization
- How they can be productive
What We Do
Clearly, this is pretty easy to explain.
- Outreach and Service Projects
- Our team structure
Place Pigmice and FRC in a larger context.
- Mad Skillz
- Learning STEM by applying STEM
- Building Large Projects
- Leadership and Mentorship
- Helping the community and your school
- Community Outreach
- Part of a team
Your Place in Pigmice
Our Team Structure shows their potential place, but how would a new member know where they fit?
Each team and subteam should:
- Give a presentation explaining their group
- Make a demonstration to show off what they do
- Create a small project for new students to try
That’s a lot of stuff to finish over the summer!
How can new member learn basics quickly?
How do most students learn? How did you learn?
At the beginning of the school year, you’ll be teaching all the new students.
Are you ready?