045A – Managing Technical Professionals and Organizations

Date: Apr 19 -30, 2021 | Aug 16 – 27, 2021
Location: Houston, Texas USA
CEUs: 6.0

Registration Discount: $9,900 – You must Register 60 days in advance and payment must be Paid In Full 30 days prior to the start of class.

Course Overview

This program explores a set of proven, practical, and innovative strategies for maximizing the contribution of an organization’s technical resources. It provides key insights on how to retain technical staff, integrate technical professionals into the organization, build more successful project teams, and keep teams high performing over time. Goals, incentives, and management challenges for technical professionals often differ from those of other employees. Drawing on the wealth of research and industry experience of AEMPIN faculty and leading practitioners, Managing Technical Professionals and Organizations provides key insights on how to retain technical staff, integrate technical professionals into an organization, and build more successful project teams. You will examine how to address critical issues between staff professionals and project teams, work effectively
with independent spirits, and develop reward and incentive systems that are motivating and sustainable.

Course Outline

This intensive program focuses on the management and motivation of technical professionals in the innovative
organization, and in particular:
• How creative individual contributors work together on risky projects, processing information under conditions of uncertainty.
• How to address critical problems and issues dealing with staff professionals and members of project teams, including cross-functional teams.
• How to work effectively with prima donnas and independent spirits.

Learning Outcome

You will gain an understanding of:
• Managing risk taking and uncertainty in technical projects
• Managing, motivating, and developing effective reward and incentive systems for technical professionals
• Managing and leading creative individual contributors, as well as maximizing the technical productivity and
vitality of teams
• Leading and managing more effectively across organizational structures
• Leading system change within established corporate cultures
• Transferring technology and information flows between and within organizations
• Organizing for innovative product development
• Managing the tensions among development efforts and cost/schedule pressures

Target Audience

Executives who manage technical professionals • CIOs, chief technologists • Vice presidents of engineering and
manufacturing • Engineers• Managers • Directors of R&D and engineering • Corporate strategists and head
scientists • Product development and project managers • Systems information managers • Experienced individual
contributors and staff professionals • Other key members of technical leadership and management

Tuition: $10,000