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I just joined a new job in a well known IT multinational company.

I face the following problems and need advice on actions:

(1) I used to work at my previous employer as a Manager now I am an indiviual contributor as a project maanger in new country

(2) I don't know where to start and what to do , knowing that My manger is in London and I am in United Arab Emirates and responsible for all Middle east

I am really in amess , my bos not replying, eithe rot my mails nor my phone calls .

Guidance please
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    OldER Mycroft

    In that case why are you unaware of your duties?

    Go for a long walk in all that splendid sun you have out there and have a long think about your means of approach to your new job.

    If you get through to your new boss in London, telling him you don't know what you are doing, you'll find yourself on the next aircraft flying home without a job.

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    Tig2

    There is really little difference between being a Manager and being a Project Manager. Some certainly, but not much.

    The Project Management section of TR is a great place to start. Tom Mochal is also the author of 10 Step Project Management, an approach that I have successfully used in the past.

    Look to your peers as well. They will be able to help you to understand the company's expectations regarding your work product. And be able to steer you in good directions. If you aren't sitting with your peers, you should be able to find out who they are.

    When you email your boss, structure your email so as to tell him what challenges you have, what you are doing, and then to ask if there is something that he can see that you may have missed. He probably can't give you the level of orientation that you may need but will be more likely to answer "quick hits" as opposed to a list of needs.

    Take a deep breath and get moving! You can do this!

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    adamblevins

    Gather all of your project documentation.

    Start with the Scope Statement, then the most recent status reports, then the communication plan, then budget statements.

    Create an org chart of your matrixed team.

    Have a staff meeting and indroduce yourself and ask everyone for current status of the most recent action items.

    Then, meet each team lead individually and find out what they like, and what issues they are having.

    AB

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    OldER Mycroft

    In that case why are you unaware of your duties?

    Go for a long walk in all that splendid sun you have out there and have a long think about your means of approach to your new job.

    If you get through to your new boss in London, telling him you don't know what you are doing, you'll find yourself on the next aircraft flying home without a job.

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    Tig2

    There is really little difference between being a Manager and being a Project Manager. Some certainly, but not much.

    The Project Management section of TR is a great place to start. Tom Mochal is also the author of 10 Step Project Management, an approach that I have successfully used in the past.

    Look to your peers as well. They will be able to help you to understand the company's expectations regarding your work product. And be able to steer you in good directions. If you aren't sitting with your peers, you should be able to find out who they are.

    When you email your boss, structure your email so as to tell him what challenges you have, what you are doing, and then to ask if there is something that he can see that you may have missed. He probably can't give you the level of orientation that you may need but will be more likely to answer "quick hits" as opposed to a list of needs.

    Take a deep breath and get moving! You can do this!

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    adamblevins

    Gather all of your project documentation.

    Start with the Scope Statement, then the most recent status reports, then the communication plan, then budget statements.

    Create an org chart of your matrixed team.

    Have a staff meeting and indroduce yourself and ask everyone for current status of the most recent action items.

    Then, meet each team lead individually and find out what they like, and what issues they are having.

    AB