Management Skills and Techniques for Engineers

Management Skills and Techniques for Engineers

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Program Objectives:
By the end of the program, participants will be able to:
  • Apply the management functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling in a team environment.
  • Implement project management skills to run an effective work schedule that will increase productivity of work groups.
  • Use the right KPIs to manage performance.
  • Coordinate and communicate with others to achieve the desired goals.
  • Apply team building techniques to increase performance.
  • Manage creative problem-solving and decision-making processes.
Who should attend:
Technical managers, supervisors and engineers who need to develop their managerial skills.
Program Outline:
Understanding the Transition from Technical Expert to Functional Manager/Supervisor
  • The Functions of Management
  • The Skills Needed
  • Common Management Mistakes You Want to Avoid
  • Improving Productivity through Leadership
  • Assessing and Adapting Your Leadership Style
Planning and Organizing Tools and Techniques
  • The Importance of Scope Definition
  • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
  • Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
  • Calculating ES, EF, LS, LF and Slack
  • Identifying the Critical Path
  • Low Cost Scheduling/Crashing
  • Understanding Project Schedules
  • Bar Charting
  • Workforce Planning
Management through Performance Analysis
  • Importance of Performance Management
  • Creating and Measuring Performance Expectations
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Setting SMART Objectives
  • Targets/Standards Setting
Dealing with Your Team Members, Contractors and Customers
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Barriers to Communication
  • What Defines a Good Communicator
  • Sources of Potential Conflicts
  • Managing Conflicts Effectively
  • Different Conflict Modes
Building Successful Work Teams
  • The Importance of Teams and Teamwork
  • Understanding the Mechanics of Groups
  • Team Building Techniques that Work
Analyzing Issues and Making Effective Decisions
  • Defining Problems and Analyzing Causes
  • The Rational Approach to Problem-Solving (Kepner-Tregoe)
  • Problem Analysis Supplementary Tools
  • Creative Decision-Making Tools

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Date And Time

2021-03-16 @ 09:00 AM to
02:00 PM

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