For the last few years I've been self employed as BI contractor using a particular tool. That market has dried up and I've taken a perm role an information Architect.
I knew this role was a bit of a change for me so perhaps a gamble and two weeks in I'm finding it particularly stressful.
The biggest stressor is my boss (a more senior Architect). He is a nice guy and clearly intelligent. In nearly all of our meetings he loses me in the detail of the project. He's now provided some very ambiguous objectives. When I ask for requirements he says the project is tactical and we can't ask the business for any.
I've told him he is often talking it too much detail and when I try and simplify the objectives and requirements he gets frustrated with me. Has anyone been in a similar situation and can offer some advice ?
<Edit in 2020> So after 6 months I quit the job. 12 months later I heard from a colleague the company lost it's fuding due to failing to deliver (was no suprise to me). It was a poisoned chalice, I still learnt from the experience though.