CADDManager on May 15th, 2012
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

Becoming a new CAD Manager can be a joyous time in your career path.  You have finally achieved something that you have sought after for years.  You have been recognized by the firm for all of the contributions you have made.  You have gotten a title that you were seeking and know that you can […]

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

Trial Two:  The Constriction of Having No Control Trial number two is related to number one (The Authority Challenge) but it relates to not having control.  You have no control over key areas that impact your success. This relates to people and projects. Symptoms of this Trial:  The existing workforce that you have to work […]

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CADDManager on May 23rd, 2012
This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

Trial Three:  Ambiguity of your Duties: What am I supposed to do? Sometimes new managers really do not have a full understanding of what they are to be doing.  Most have a good grip on what it took to get them the position, but if they are growing into the spot, they may not see […]

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This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

Trial Four: The Smartest Guy in the CAD Room – Thinking you know it all Sometimes a new CAD Manager will think that they know everything that there is to know about the tools they use.  This feeling comes from the fact that they are most likely the smartest guy in the CAD room and […]

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CADDManager on May 31st, 2012
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

Trial Five:  A CAD Meltdown A nuclear meltdown is a term for a severe nuclear reactor accident that results in core damage from overheating.  Accidental damage can happen in CAD also.  A meltdown is when the project gets a major derailing, a critical piece of hardware fails at the most inopportune time, software explodes in […]

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CADDManager on June 19th, 2012
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

Trial Six: The Blame Game Ever get blamed for something that you did not do?  Ever try to blame a mistake you made on something or someone else? The challenge for a new CAD Manager may be either one of these, but I want to assume that you are not the time to always try […]

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CADDManager on July 2nd, 2012
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD Manager

Trial Seven:  Change is Bad When taking on a new position you will have to balance the need to make changes, but not too many.  Change must be needed since they offered you the position.  Unless they hired you and specifically said not to change anything and to just maintain what was going on, then […]

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