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We are working on a big project with many other people for quite some time now and we all will be working there for quite some more time. We have our set meetings, alignments, refinements, plannings, lunch times, reviews, and everything else for a smooth ride. But sometimes I wish I could bring more to the table, add my own ideas to existing stories or create new ones entirely.
Many of us have some expertise through other (side) projects or previous jobs and have ideas in that direction. For example, I really enjoy working with animations and therefore often see opportunities where to add them to increase the usability of the project. If I see some possibility to add them, I could of course write a ticket but it might never see the light of day on the bottom of the backlog (even if it suits the long term goals of the client).
- Is this kind of thinking more of a luxury problem?
- Does the client always know which ticket order is best because in the end, all we can do is give advice to the best of our knowledge and priorities are always shifting anyways?
- Were you able to convince your client to let you bring in your own ideas to even further improve the product?
- If so, how?
- With your own process like an “innovation sprint” or separate backlog?
- Or did you find another solution entirely?