I'm in the process of transitioning to a new project inside my organization. I'd like your input on what issues I need to discuss with my future boss.
This is an engineering project in the process of being staffed. Part of my boss's team is likely to be in India. I will be managing 1-2 individual contributors as a first-time manager. I will be transitioning over the next couple of months from my current project -- initially I will work part-time on both projects.
Here's what I currently have on my list to discuss with the future boss.
1. My intention to take a leadership role on the project and my goal of moving along the management career track.
2. My boss's team structure and communication strategy. I will request weekly one-on-ones for myself.
3. Relevant information/decisions/meetings I need to be involved in before joining the project full-time.
4. Who will be my direct reports (if known).