Managing Technical Professionals

The following are the "Managing Technical Professionals" bundle courses.
Understanding Technical Professionals - 2.5 hours/PDUs (Category B)As a manager, have you felt that technical professionals are sometimes difficult to understand? Do you find that the usual management models are not as effective as they could be? This course explains the ways in which these employees differ from other workers and how you can apply more appropriate and effective management techniques. You will also learn how business has responded with new corporate structures and management strategies to meet the challenges of the new high-technology economy wi
Models for Managing Technical Professionals - 4.5 hours/PDUs (Category B)Because technical professionals set a high value on autonomy, managing their time and resources can be a difficult task. But, since it's your job to supervise this often-frustrating yet extremely valuable group of employees, you need to figure out the best way to do it. And this "best way" may vary from company to company and from individual to individual. In this course you'll learn a variety of ways to motivate, manage, and lead technical professionals and how to get and keep your technical te
Managing Technical Professionals SimulationBeech & Stern Instrumentation is a medical engineering firm that specializes in the development of cardiac and pulmonary devices. Founded by a former chief of thoracic surgery and a biotechnical engineer, the company has been in operation for nearly three years and has grown rapidly. But with the increasing pace of growth and the diminishing involvement of the founders, Beech & Stern is at a crossroads in its development. Competition is fierce, and the company is experiencing difficulty in its