Learn how to use pilots and project experiments to build momentum within your role and the broader organization and prove value over time.
- Piloting is not a one and done proposition.…It's likely that you'll run several pilots…until you figure out what sticks,…what smaller bets might you want to expand upon.…Each time you go through this process…you'll learn about yourself and refine ideas…about who you want to work with and what you want to work on.…Once you've completed a pilot…or even several concurrently,…the next step is to evaluate what worked and what didn't.…Even while following the pivot method at a high level…you can return to the first two stages…as a way to evaluate a particular pilot.…
For example, plant, what worked well that you could repeat?…Scan, what additional information might you need?…Is there anyone else who would helpful to connect with?…And third, pilot, what might be a variation…on your initial test that you could try next?…Seth Marbin, one of my coworkers at Google,…started at the company in 2006…doing search quality evaluation,…which meant reviewing several hundred…of the worst quality websites every day…to make sure they didn't show up in search results.…
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- Optimizing your current role
- Identifying your strengths
- Crafting a one-year vision of success
- Making connections to "friendtors" and one-off mentors
- Creating a skill-building game plan
- Identifying small experiments and stretch projects
- Embracing smart risks
- Mapping next moves to make a greater impact