Onboarding Part 2: Technical Learning Tasks

This is the second post in the Foundations of a Brilliant Onboarding Program series. The first post was focused on the overall structure of the program. This post will focus on how to create effective technical learning tasks. A technical learning task is a task with the goal of teaching the new hire a complicated… Continue reading Onboarding Part 2: Technical Learning Tasks

Foundations of a Brilliant Onboarding Program: Intro & Part 1

Onboarding is basically a series of processes and tasks aimed to help new hires become proficient quickly. Unfortunately, as we all can relate, onboarding programs vary widely in their effectiveness. In a series of posts, I am ecstatic to share my past experiences creating comprehensive onboarding programs! Background First, let’s start with some context and… Continue reading Foundations of a Brilliant Onboarding Program: Intro & Part 1

Vagrant: Tips for Beginners

Vagrant is a virtualization tool, created by HashiCorp, to initialize and manage virtual machines (VMs). It is a popular tool and I have been using it for many years. During that time, I have learned a few tips and tricks for managing my VMs. In this post, I would like to share a few of my… Continue reading Vagrant: Tips for Beginners

Design Document: My Favorite Productivity Tool!

Where do you start? It’s a great question and one that I get asked frequently. Hiring managers ask me how I start trainings, colleagues ask how I start projects, and friends ask how I start blog posts. The short answer is, I use a design document. I always suggest that they borrow mine and update… Continue reading Design Document: My Favorite Productivity Tool!

Design Document Example

  Topic analysis. How and why did you choose the topic? #Example: Needs analysis shows x, y, and z. Link to needs analysis. Research. Add any links to research you conduct during a needs analysis and while preparing. #Example: Documentation, links to demos, or notes from meetings. Audience Analysis. Who is the end user? What… Continue reading Design Document Example