Coping with starting a new project

over 3 years ago from , UI Designer

How do you lovely people deal with starting a new, big and complicated project? I've recently started at a company that is doing a re-design for software used by property-managers (agents that look after rentals). It is by far the most complex product I have worked on because did you know that real-estate agents have to do a bunch of accounting amongst the other stuff that they do? NEVER accuse them of not being hard workers despite how you feel about them.

Anyway, getting to know the product has been very hard for me. The UX team seem to understand almost straight away the ins and outs of the program. I wish I knew their secret! Maybe I'm just dumb and wish I could just go back colouring in wireframes. Any tips?