Outline-STCi08-Successfully Transitioning from Engineer to Manager

Successfully Transitioning from Engineer to Manager

One-Day Workshop
Facilitated by Steven Cerri
Class size is limited to 24 participants


1. Introductions

Expectations for New Technical Managers and Team Leads

  • Learn the five mistaken paths to management and why they don’t work in the long run
  • Clearly define your career aspirations
  • Determine the attidudes, beliefs, and behaviors you currently associate with management

3. Your Current “Operational” Processes

  • Questionnaire (24 parameters)
  • Understand how you move through the world as an engineer
  • Learn your preferred way of prioritizing important information
  • Identify your preferred decision-making processes

4. Best Practices of Successful Engineering Managers

  • Compare your attitudes, values, and behaviors to those of successful engineering managers
  • Evaluate if you are ready to make the transition to management
  • Understand what it will take to add engineering management to your “career tool-box”

5. How Will You Make the Transition to Management?

  • Determine and evaluate the steps necessary to transition to management
  • Explore what new attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors you must add to be successful in management and begin the process of “installing” those new behaviors

6. Finding a Mentor or Coach Within the Organization

  • Learn what makes a good mentor and why they are important
  • Learn how to find a mentor and how to ask for help
  • Learn what makes a good coach and why they are important
  • Learn how to find a coach and how to ask for help

7. Critical Conversations With Your Supervisor/Manager

  • Learn what to say when you think you are ready to be a manager?
  • What should you say if you do not want to accept a role in management?
  • How to solicit your supervisor’s support when you are selected for management