Making a smooth transition from technical professional to management is critical to your success as a manager. You've already demonstrated your technical expertise; now you're ready to take that next step. In your new role as a manager, you'll use technology in different ways -- focusing on managing production, not production itself. This course outlines management tactics for becoming an effective manager. Specifically, you'll receive tips on hitting the ground running, including how to prepare for the transition into management, develop management tactics and measure your management success. In addition, you'll develop techniques for facing the realities of management, such as understanding the impact of the Information Age on your management role, working effectively with your peers and maintaining a good relationship with your manager. After completing this course, you'll be ready to switch gears from technical professional to effective manager, armed with the appropriate tools for running a successful department.
This course is designed for technical professionals who are moving into or considering managerial positions within their organizations.