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Unformatted text preview: 1/15/2010 1 ENGI 9396: Engineering ENGI 9396: Engineering Management Topics Management Topics Lecture 1 Dr. Amy Hsiao Winter 2010 Technica Technical M Other 2 Management 1/15/2010 2 Opportunity Cornerstones to Developing Managers Mgmt Career Path 3 The secret of success is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.-Benjamin Disreali, British Novelist and Debater (1804-1881) Preparation Sponsor (Mentor) Middl Sr. Mgt. 1 st Line Management Middle Management 4 Staff Engineering The Engineer to Manager “Pyramid” 1/15/2010 3 Administrative and 3 rd Level (S i M Management Levels & Skills Mix Technical Skills Interpersonal Skills and Conceptual Skills 2 nd Level (Middle Managers) 1 st Level (Supervisors) (Senior Managers) 5 ¾ As organizations evolve to reflect their business environment -- the skills mix is also changing for the organization’s managers Definition (that I like) Definition (that I like) y “The engineering manager is distinguished from other managers because s/he possesses both an ability to apply engineering principles and a skill in organizing and directing engineering principles and a skill in organizing and directing people and projects. S/he is uniquely qualified for two types of jobs: the management of technical functions (such as design or production) in almost any enterprise, or the management of broader functions (such as marketing or top management) in a high ‐ technology enterprise .” ‐‐ Daniel Babcock, “Is the Engineering Manager Different?” Machine Design , March 9, 1978, pp. 82 ‐ 85. 1/15/2010 4 Each Organization Selects Its Engineering Each Organization Selects Its Engineering Managers Based on a Complex Set of Factors Managers Based on a Complex Set of Factors Business Competence Capability Relationships 7 Technical Competence Seniority or Experience Leadership Each organization has its own unique equation … that may change over time Engineering Management: Engineering Management: An Organizational Development Approach An Organizational Development Approach Team Leade Supervisors Situate. Leadership Managers Innovative Thinking Program Executives Strategic Vision External Awareness Organizational Team Leader Project Leader Project Tracking Resource Expenditures Customer Orientation Quality Focus Demonstrate Core Values Managing Diverse Workforce Coaching/Counseling Conflict Management Change Management Team Building Development Planning & Evaluation Model/Reinforce Core Values Resource Mgmt Technology Management Process Oversight Management Organizational Representation & Liaison Directorate Head (Senior Mgr) Knowledge 8 Consensus Myers-Briggs Analysis Influencing/Negotiati ng Human Resources Mgmt Branch Head (Middle Mgr) Asst. Program Mgr Mentoring Presentation/ Marketing Skills Risk Management Division Head (Senior Mgr) Program Manager and Skills 1/15/2010 5 The Importance of Understanding The Importance of Understanding Technology in Corporate Leaders Technology in Corporate Leaders...
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