Succeeding at Technical Management: Do’s & Don’ts

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  • Course:Succeeding at Technical Management: Do’s & Don’ts
  • Course ID:DOS-DONTS Duration:1 day Where: Your Office (7+ Persons)
  • Available as a private, customized course for your group at your offices or ours and in some cases as a WebLive(TM) class.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • The Manager
    • The Leader
    • The Learning Organization
  • Manager Attributes
    • A Positive View
    • An Obverse View
  • Strategies and Planning
    • Your Strategic Plan
    • Planning for Growth
    • New Initiatives
  • Budgeting and Investment
    • Investment in Product/Marketing
    • R&D
    • Cash Cows
  • Dealing with Key Personnel
    • Smart Hires/Direct Reports
    • Work Hours
    • Line vs. Staff
  • Bosses and Customers
    • Your Team or Your Boss’s Team?
    • Satisfying Your Customers
  • Processes and Meetings
    • Problem Solving
    • Control of Agenda
  • Information Use and Sharing
    • Good News and Bad News
    • Information Exchange and Control
  • Training
    • On-the-Job
    • Outside Training/Education
  • Two Personal “Tests”
    • Management Styles
    • Leadership
  • Wrap-up
    • Course Recap
    • Discussion
Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

Serving as a manager in a fast-moving technical enterprise is a challenging endeavor. Any mistakes made in such a setting can be disastrous for the both the manager and the organization. But, as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Based on an analysis of hundreds of projects, both successful and not, we’ve identified 50 specific behavioral patterns that can lead to failure in a technical environment. In this course, you will learn what they are and how to avoid them. For each failure scenario, we will learn the negative behavioral pattern that leads to failure as well as the positive approaches that can help avoid the failure or turn it around. Profiting from the insights of those who have come before you, you will be able to minimize the failing behaviors and maximize those that result in success for both yourself and your organization. The course includes two “tests” to help you acquire further insight into positive management styles and approaches.


Customize It!

We can tailor the course to your organization at little to no added cost. The topics listed below are examples of what can be covered. Other topics, up to a total of 50, can also be included, depending on your environment and interests.

Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

While this course is principally aimed at those relatively new to technical management, more seasoned technical managers will also gain from its exploration of failure patterns that are common to high-tech organizations.



There are no formal prerequisites.