“First 90 days are important. Sets the pace. First 30 days are critical. Sets the tone.” – Jonathan Merrill
June 2nd marks my first 30 days. So far, so great. The adjectives that describe this position are: exciting, daunting, encouraging, challenging, interesting, and exhilirating. You know it’s good when you wake up and are motivated to go. Can’t wait to get there and get engaged.
My to do list for the first 30 was:
- Observe and Ask Questions. The business. The leaders. The goals.
- Identify gaps in infrastructure, collaboration, documentation, and process.
- Assess my team’s capabilities, strengths, and growth opportunities. Listen.
- Introduce the knowledge culture to the team. Begin the building of process and values into the DNA.
May was introduction of team rules, discovering the infrastructure, reading the documentation, hiring our architect, and putting together the to do list. Cross training culture, DevOps, subject matter experts, CAMS, and working on KRAs and KPIs. Lots of reading, listening, and absorbing. And writing.
The tone is set! Go! Go! Go!