Transitioning from Engineering

Sooner or later, nearly every engineering professional is faced with the question of moving into management. The questions that often arises revolve around one major question. "Should I or shouldn?t I?" This seminar concentrates on what is required to transition to management and how to execute that move towards project management. This seminar will examine what is required to make a successful transition from engineering to project management.

  • Understand what the challenges that projects managers face and how to overcome them.
  • Define the difference between project management and engineering management.
  • Identify the skills to transition to project management.
  • Understand the leadership skills required to manage projects and project teams.
  • Identify the steps in defining and managing projects.
  • Understand how to effectively communicate project results and status.
  • Identify how to be proactive and reactive in managing project situations and conflict.
  • Understand how to identify what is required to successfully close your project.
  • Create your plan on how to transition from engineering to project management.

Specialist in Project Management, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Agile Project Management, Project and Program Risk Management, Contract Management and Project and Program Leadership. Holds a Master of Science degree in Project Management and holds multiple project and program management accreditations (PMP©, PMI-ACP©, PMI-RMP©, PMI-SP© and PgMP©) from the Project Management Institute (PMI©). He has over 23 years of professional experience. During that time, he has led some significant global IT and Infrastructure projects and programs for various industries. Coupled with his industrial experience, he spends time training and coaching in USA, Middle-East, Africa, Asia and Europe on the topic of project and program management.

Few of the companies he has worked with over the years: Red Bull, AdidaS, Philips, GlaxoSmithKline, Sony, Heineken, BBC, Seat, Samsung, Fox Sreachlight Studios, SHell, Unilever, Sainsbury's, Cannes Lions.