But we’re not ready for you.
And therein died their new process they had put so much hope into.
A member of the team had finished everything on their plate and was ready to take on more but the team and process let them down.
So what did this person do all day?
Browsed the internet?
Maybe optimized some code?
Read some articles?
Most likely waited for the next day’s SCRUM where they got to say – “I still have nothing to do.”
Whatever you implement, common sense needs to rule the day, if someone says they have cycles, the next question should be bug assignment, helping another team member or starting to plan the next sprint.