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Management Skills and Techniques for Engineers

Overview:

Introduction:

The Management Skills and Techniques for Engineers training program is designed to equip engineers with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in managerial roles within technical environments. Through a comprehensive program, participants will learn effective management strategies, leadership techniques, and organizational principles tailored to the unique challenges of engineering settings.

Program Objectives:

At the end of this program, the participants will be able to:

  • Develop insight into the functions of management

  • Apply project planning skills from a business perspective

  • Identify and use the right performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage business performance

  • Communicate and work with others to achieve the desired goals

  • Acquire team-building techniques to enhance business performance

  • Employ unbiased problem solving and decision-making practices

Targeted Audience:

  • Engineers transitioning into managerial roles.
  • Technical professionals seeking to enhance their management skills.

  • Engineering managers looking to improve their leadership abilities.

  • Individuals aspiring to lead technical teams effectively.

  • Engineers aiming to develop a broader understanding of business management principles and techniques.

Program Outlines:

Unit 1:

The Journey From Technical to Managerial:

  • Engineers versus management.

  • Typical issues faced by engineers when they become managers.

  • The fundamental shift in roles.

  • Managing the transition.

  • Understanding the different functions of management.

  • Productivity - A management perspective.

  • Essential skills for engineers (Technical, Managerial, Leadership).

  • Management mistakes engineers need to avoid.

Unit 2:

Planning and Organizing Tools and Techniques:

  • At a personal level.

  • At a project management level.

  • Fundamentals of project management - A quick review?

  • Scheduling and organizing.

  • Workforce planning.

  • Leading projects successfully.

  • At an organizational level.

Unit 3:

Managing Performance:

  • Engineers and business performance management.

  • Setting performance expectations.

  • Working with key performance indicators (KPIs).

  • Developing 'SMART' business objectives.

  • Business targets and performance standards.

  • Management and motivation.

Unit 4:

Working With Others:

  • Engineers as business influencers.

  • Barriers to communication.

  • Developing effective communication.

  • Managing conflicts.

Unit 5:

Building Successful Teams:

  • Teams and teamwork.

  • Engineers as team leaders.

  • Understanding group dynamics.

  • Building high-performance teams.

  • Stages of team formation.

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