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Management Skills and Techniques for Engineers

Program Objectives:

By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the management functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling in a team environment.
  • Run an effective work schedule that will increase productivity of work groups.
  • Coordinate and communicate with others to achieve the desired goals.
  • Find out how to creatively manage problem-solving and decision-making processes.
  • This Program is designed for:

    Technical managers, supervisors and engineers who need to develop their managerial skills.

    Program Outline:

    Understanding the Transition from Technical
    Expert to Functional Manager/Supervisor
    Dealing with Your Team Members,
    Contractors and Customers
  • The Functions of Management
  • The Skills Needed
  • Common Management Mistakes You Want to
    Avoid
  • Assessing and Adapting Your Leadership Style
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Barriers to Communication
  • What Defines A Good Communicator
  • Managing Conflicts Effectively
  • Planning and Organizing Tools and
    Techniques
    Building Successful Work Teams
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique
    (PERT)
  • Low Cost Scheduling/Crashing
  • Understanding Project Schedules
  • Bar Charting
  • Manpower Planning
  • The Importance of Teams and Teamwork
  • Understanding the Mechanics of Groups
  • Team-Building Techniques that Work
  • Analyzing Issues and Making
    Effective Decisions
  • Defining Problems Well and Analyzing Causes
  • The Rational Approach to Problem-Solving
    (Kepner-Tregoe)
  • Problem Analysis Supplementary Tools
  • Creative Decision-Making Tools
  • Management Through Performance
    Analysis
  • Creating and Measuring Performance Expectations
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Setting Targets/Standards
  • Pre-requisites

    None:
    Duration : 4 days

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