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Governance Cycles

Introduction

The main goal of dynamic governance cycles is to constantly improve and fine-tune the democratic processes within Alpha Dune DAO. By adopting an iterative and data-driven approach, it is the aim to find, implement, and refine the best possible governance model over time that truly reflects the collective interests of Alpha Dune’s community and encourages their active engagement.
Alpha Dune DAO will change its decision-making process over a specified time frame and run several governance seasons. Seasons will consist of 4 sprints that will last 2 weeks each followed by and impact review that will last for 1 week. After the impact review a new season will start. Each season will have a total of 9 weeks.

Governance Cycles

The table below shows how seasons, sprints and assessments will operate.
Season 1 - 3 months
Season 2 - 3 months
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Sprint 1 - 2 weeks
Sprint 1 - 2 weeks
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Sprint 2 - 2 weeks (end of month)
Sprint 2 - 2 weeks (end of month)
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Sprint 3 - 2 weeks
Sprint 3 - 2 weeks
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Sprint 4 - 2 weeks (end of month)
Sprint 4 - 2 weeks (end of month)
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Sprint 5 - 2 weeks
Sprint 5 - 2 weeks
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Reflection - 2 weeks (end of month)
Reflection - 2 weeks (end of month)
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Seasons

Each season represents a yearly quarter and it is the timeframe where sprints and reflections take place. The season must end at the end of the third month since start.

Sprints

Sprints represent the main recurring state of development and progress towards building the Alpha Dune network. They consist of short periods of time during which specific tasks and goals are accomplished within the governance cycle. Each sprint is made of 2 weeks of progress, and there are 5 sprints in each season.
Each sprint can be treated differently according to the needs, challenges and opportunities that take place in that period but it also needs to follow the OKRs that were established at the start of the season. The list of priorities can always change in a dynamic way depending on the context and position of the Alpha Dune network.
During each sprint there can be:
  • Proposal Submissions
  • Proposal Voting
  • Proposal Implementation
  • Feature Development
  • Grant Allocation
  • Other Relevant Tasks

Reflection

Reflection is a 2 weeks period of analysis where 2 key areas are addressed:
  1. 1.
    Review the finished sprints based on the objectives and key results (OKRs) that were set during the previous reflection and make a general overview of the impact and results of the sprints.
  2. 2.
    Create new OKRs for the next season.

Community Calls

At the end of each month there is at least one community call scheduled on Discord and Twitter where feedback is gathered and assessments are made.