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

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerBecoming 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 [...]

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

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerTrial 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 [...]

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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

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerTrial 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 [...]

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

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerTrial 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 [...]

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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

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerTrial 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 [...]

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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

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerTrial 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 [...]

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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

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series The Trials of a New CAD ManagerTrial 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 [...]

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