Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The People Side of Engineering

Product development and design projects are among the most difficult projects to successfully manage. The knowledge workers on these teams are subjected to enormous stress and often the projects still miss their goals. Doug Russell will share his successful approach, used in three corporations, to lead knowledge worker teams to success while not burning the team out (thus allowing them to do “well work”). Doug peppers his talk with real-world stories and anecdotes and presents the information in an interactive and high energy way. Doug will present insights from his recent book, “Succeeding the in Project Management Jungle: How to Manage the People Side of Projects.”

Also, the Harvard Business Review published a timely article, “Why Men Still Get More Promotions than Women,” discussing the ideas of “mentorship” and “sponsorship.” Would your organization be interested in piloting a program that has been shown to be successful in helping more women advance their careers? Leslie Martinich and Donna Imam will announce plans for a new initiative for IEEE Women in Engineering.

Time: Thursday June 9, 6-8:30

Location: El Gallo, 2910 S. Congress.

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