New team members need a short term plan to learn how to navigate their responsibilities.
Within the first week, the projects should be set up and a small change deployed—ideally, this happens even within the first day. Within the first 30 days, the team’s planning and deployment processes should be well-understood, and at 90 days the relevant codebases and architecture should be at least navigable.rO1 This plan can further vet new hires.
Mike Oliver, “Better Short Term Goals for New Engineering Hires | by Mike Oliver | ASICS Digital | Medium,” December 8, 2017, https://medium.com/runkeeper-everyone-every-run/better-short-term-goals-for-new-engineering-hires-9a180f1ebc0f. (See notes.)