There are many strategies to employ when getting up to speed (project materials, key members, and more). Learn how to get to the information you need with only a minimal amount of digging.
- Okay, you've been dumped into the deep end of the pool.…How do you learn to swim, and swim fast?…Good news, there are actually a lot of different things…that are probably available to you to help you out.…I already mentioned earlier the idea of looking…at existing team or project materials.…There's probably at least something to look at…for most projects, a chart or a project plan,…or past presentations or status reports.…These will allow you to spot common terms…or common themes, and those will give you…some direction in your investigations.…
I also mentioned talking to managers and other team members.…Don't be too nervous about this.…Admitting uncertainty might feel risky,…but it's actually a very powerful way…to connect with people and start building relationships.…What would be perfect, of course,…is to establish a relationship with a mentor,…an experienced colleague who has the knowledge, time,…and willingness to share their knowledge with you.…Your group might also encourage buddy systems,…where less experienced members pair up with veterans…
- Identify the best practices for building trust and credibility with a technical team.
- Define “data-driven conversation.”
- Recognize strategies that will help a nontechnical professional adapt to a technical team.
- Name three ways you can help employees in a fast-growing department get up to speed on projects and tasks.
- Recall the major role of a manager.
- Determine the benefits of a flexible work environment.