"When network teams first start to use network automation, they should keep the tasks simple, low risk and quickly implementable. This means the tasks probably shouldn't make network changes.
The ideal starter project will help the operations staff, who will be judging your work. You'll want to get operations on board with automation because they'll be using the tools and can provide ideas for more projects. As you gain more experience, you can begin to implement more advanced automation tasks within your network..."