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Repeatable Onboarding Process


This is a high-level onboarding roadmap, that helps to align new hires with the team. It also helps to set expectations between New Hire and Engineering Manager.

The Buddy System

During onboarding process you're assigned a "buddy" - someone who will be there to answer / help with any questions you may have. Starting from "not able to connect to VPN" to "this app is giving me 500 error").

Your "buddy" is vested in your success and is here to help you achieve goals at each milestone.

Sprint 1 Goals

  1. Understand business domain of the application that is under development
  2. Set up development environment
  3. Understand the stack you're working with
  4. Complete first ticket assigned to you (we usually pre-assign few tickets that are easy to get started with to know the app / domain). Later you will be taking tickets for
  5. Comprehend working process
  6. Prepare and participate in iconDaily scrum meetings

Sprint 2 Goals

  1. Participate in Backlog Grooming
    1. Help estimate tickets
    2. Ask questions to make sure you're comfortable with a solution
    3. Raise concerns
    4. In general be comfortable taking groomed tickets for development next sprint

Sprint 3 Goals

  1. Prepare a ticket for iconBacklog Grooming yourself
    1. Select a ticket yourself
    2. Review the ticket and document solution as Tech Notes
    3. Pitch solution to a team on the call
  2. Sprint Review
    1. Demo tickets you worked on
    2. To prepare for the demo, review this page - iconHow to run Sprint Review

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