Trying Out the Role of Project Leader

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Project ManagerEverybody knows I’m a Systems Engineer. Everybody knows I like it, and it fits me. At least, that’s what I like to think. What seems not everybody know is that I don’t want to change. In any case, not yet.

A new responsibility has been pushed in front of me: taking care of a new project’s technical leading. I see this as an opportunity: of course I accepted. As I see it, this is a great way to get more exposure to things that would be difficult to experience otherwise. In part, there are aspects encountered by a System Engineer in his daily life (as working with a lot of people and teams), but there is a whole palette of brand new activities I wasn’t concerned with before.

So, some people were surprised (as maybe I was), some puzzled, and some even worried. I am glad (and proud) to see that the worry came from the thought that I leave the field of System Engineering now, when we’ve built such a nice collaboration together. I can assure I won’t change just yet, but, nevertheless, that was a nice feedback that made my day!