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What to Do in Your First 30 Days in a New Role | Ken Norton

What to Do in Your First 30 Days in a New Role | Ken Norton

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The product managers first month

How a new product manager approaches their first month in a company will determine their success.

In the first month, product managers should focus on these three areas:

  • People
  • Product
  • Personal

  • Set clear expectations with the CEO or manager. Your main goal in the first month is to effectively join a team.
  • Schedule a one-on-one with everyone on the team. This may take a few hours or the whole first month.
  • Ask everyone, "What ...

  • Schedule time with your lead engineer to walk you through the product's technical architecture. Ask questions about things that are unclear.
  • Hold back a bit on changing things. Your ideas and thoughts will be better formed after you had a chance to s...

  • Read old OKRs, specs, design documents, wiki pages, and anything else you can get your hands on. Add missing documentation, and write up what you've learned and how you can improve things for the next hire.
  • Set some personal development goals. What d...

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