My first week was little odd because it coincided with my team's annual offsite where we present best practices and talk about our strategy for the fiscal year. It was both a great week to come back (so convenient to have everything being presented!) and a hard week (traveling the first week and not being able to contribute to the presentations.)
All said, I was able to get started, but I'm certainly not at the point where I'm a fully contributing member of the team. I haven't even transitioned back my core programs!
My strategy for ramp-up is to use this blog to write what I know about ramping up. I will then cross my fingers and hope I can take my own advice. My plans will be addressed in future posts in more detail, but they are as follows:
I added the "contribute to quickly" bullet because I know I won't be happy if I'm don't feel like I'm contributing enough. I want to be sure I'm doing something each day beyond just learning. What else should I do? :-)