Thanks to the fact that my transfer from Stoas learning to EasyGenerator goes in good consultation, I am able to transfer my work at Stoas this month to my successor and at the same time startup at EasyGenerator.
Part of this startup is that we will visit our Ukrainian colleagues next week to get acquainted with them; so far we only spoke briefly in a conference call. I never visited the Ukraine before and I am really looking forward to it. I already learned how to spell E-learning in Ukrainian (E-Навчання), I’m still trying to figure out how to pronounce it.
We will start planning some short-term developments on the software and start working on a roadmap for the product. I have high expectations; I have received a ‘product tree’ from them with tons of ideas.
In the preparation of the visit, one thing already became apparent; my position has changed. In my role at Stoas we were the reseller of software from our partners and it was quite easy to comment from the sideline, “I don’t like this” or “Why don’t you do that?”. In The Netherlands, we have a saying ‘De beste stuurlui staan aan wal’ (The best mates are on shore) and that proves to be true. Holding the wheel is a different kind of ball game.
We have to come up with a coherent vision and a road map for the product. Getting the priorities right is not easy, especially if you have my mind, I can come up with a thousand ideas. But it is actually great fun doing it, and I’m really looking forward to next week’s conversations and discussions.