First 1-on-1 CPO and Direct Report Meeting

The first 1-on-1 for a CPO and their direct report will give context to product strategy, initiatives, set expectations and discuss career goals.

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One on one
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Introduction ๐Ÿ‘‹

How has your onboarding been? Do you have any questions?

Product ๐Ÿ“Ÿ

Address the relevant topics and questions with the new employee.

  • What is the current production workflow?
  • What role do you play in the product organisation?
  • What is the product vision, goals, and strategy?
  • What are our current key strategic initiatives?
  • What improvements should we make in the product roadmap in your opinion?

Career goals ๐ŸŽฏ

Discuss career trajectory and goals.

  • Where do you see yourself in 1 year?
  • Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?
  • What motivates you?

Expectations ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Discuss each party's expectations from the role.

Resources ๐Ÿ“š

Ask for access to relevant files, such as emails, customer/user research, specs, mocks, etc.

Admin ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ

Share any relevant company or admin updates and other such important information with them.

Product history ๐Ÿ”ฌ

Discuss the company's history to better understand the different iterations of the product.

  • What is the story of the product? Who was your MVP?
  • What problem were you trying to solve? How has it changed?
  • Any challenges you've faced while developing the product?
  • Which features have remained since the first iterations of your product?

Product vision ๐Ÿ‘€

Discuss the ย vision for the product.

  • What is your current vision for the company?
  • What are your short and long-term goals for the company?
  • What is the current product roadmap? Any scope for improvements?


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