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I was put on a project with a senior mgr who has been at the same client for 7 years. I haven't done any of this before and have no domain expertise. A partner literally put me up to it and I'm here.

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I'm more concerned with what happened to A1? 👻

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I am failing a bit because this isn't anything I've done before and the sr mgr keeps acting like it's all easy and I should know how to do it. How can I get him to understand that it's a challenge for me? He keeps canceling meetings with me where I planned to ask questions.

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Ok..?

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Define "put me up to it" lol. My partner has been on my client for 6 years and it's been pretty great. Milk that cow...

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Sounds like a good chance to learn a lot. Is this a complaint or a brag?

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Either awesome or terrible. Depends on if the SM is a bro or not

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I'm a manager though so not starting randomly. There is an expectation of competence. Need a way to explain why this is a challenge.

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None of what we do is rocket science! Ask the SM to give you material to read, go prepared with structured and intelligent questions. Ask other people around. Talk to your coach.

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K1 I could but damn. This is so outside of my experience I am having a terrible time.

What type of work?

What type of work?

Specific domain. Healthcare billing when I've never done healthcare or billing.

Gotta start somewhere... who knows, could be your niche

Usually it's fine to learn from the team and client about what their goals are, blah blah blah. Or are you supposed to have functional knowledge already, eg your firm sold a project by claiming it has all this experience implementing healthcare billing systems? If the latter, I feel for you, that's shitty when they do that.

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