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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Writing for Technical Professionals: Preparation and Planning $74.95
Writing for Technical Professionals: Effective Writing Techniques $74.95
Transitioning from Technical Professional to Management $74.95
Strategies for Transitioning to Technical Management $74.95
Managing Technical Professionals $74.95

Bundle Price: $199.00
Total Savings: $175.75


Writing for Technical Professionals: Preparation and Planning

Being technically knowledgeable is a good start for anyone wishing to write about a particular technology. However, it is not a guarantee that what is written will achieve its ultimate goal. In fact, some of the greatest technical experts find it very challenging to write effectively on technical matters. While it is important to understand the subject matter, it is equally important to understand the audience and its needs. There are steps that all technical writers should follow before putting pen to paper, including defining scope, determining the objectives of the project, understanding the target audience, and planning the overall structure of the document. This course explores steps writers should take when embarking on a new writing project.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize a document's purpose in given examples
  • Select an appropriate delivery medium in given scenarios
  • Analyze a writing segment to determine the document’s appropriate audience
  • Sequence the steps in planning a document in example form
  • Identify how to integrate other authors' work into your draft
  • Establish the purpose and an appropriate delivery medium in a given scenario
  • Analyze the audience in a given scenario
  • Prepare a document's structure in a given scenario

Writing for Technical Professionals: Effective Writing Techniques

Once you have planned the structure of a writing project, you need to plan your writing approach based on your target audience. You must take a different approach, for example, if instructing technical students how to implement a technology from the approach you would use to describe a technology's benefits to the general population. A different approach again will be appropriate if you want to explain the unique nuances of your invention to a group of peers. When you've clarified your audience, you begin writing in earnest, carefully avoiding common pitfalls such as using jargon inappropriately. This course explores basic writing techniques, page layout and design, and common writing mistakes to avoid. It also teaches fundamental underlying concepts of instructional, persuasive, and reference writing.

Learning Objectives
  • Improve page design in given scenarios
  • Recognize the appropriate visual aid in given examples
  • Identify common writer pitfalls
  • Recognize common writer pitfalls in a given example
  • Enhance page design and layout to improve readability and visual appeal
  • Rectify common writing mistakes in a given example
  • Recognize guidelines for writing instructions
  • Follow guidelines for creating training materials in given scenarios
  • Recognize guidelines to follow when writing to persuade
  • Recognize tips for writing technical reference materials
  • Implement guidelines for writing instructions
  • Implement guidelines for writing teaching materials
  • Implement tips for writing documents that persuade
  • Implement tips for writing reference materials

Transitioning from Technical Professional to Management

Moving from being a technical professional to being a manager is a career change requiring a shift in focus. Technical professionals are largely self-directed, whereas managers work through other people. These and other role differences require that technical professionals who are transitioning into management prepare effectively for the change in career. This course outlines steps a technical professional can take to make the transition into management smoother. It also describes the qualities that successful technical professionals typically possess and how these qualities are useful in a management role. Finally, the course introduces key competencies that people moving into a management role may need to develop. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify ways you can prepare for the transition to technical management
  • Recognize how typical qualities of a technical professional are useful in a management role
  • Determine which competencies a given individual may need to develop when transitioning into a managerial role

Strategies for Transitioning to Technical Management

As you transition from being a technical professional to being a manager, your relationships with coworkers inevitably change. Before you were promoted, you were their colleague, but now you're expected to manage and lead them. How do you make the switch? This course describes strategies for establishing new relationships with former peers – a key part of making the transition into management. It also describes leadership styles you'll use in your role as manager and explains how understanding these different styles helps you deal with the many different kinds of situations and people you'll be expected to manage. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize strategies for establishing new relationships with former peers as you transition into your management role
  • Apply strategies for establishing new relationships with former peers
  • Determine which leadership style to apply in a given situation

Managing Technical Professionals

Managing a team of technical professionals presents some unique challenges for even the most talented manager. Whether you have a technical background or not, you'll need to apply organizational, motivational, and leadership skills to address those challenges successfully. You'll also need to build a foundation of mutual respect and trust. In this course, you'll learn about the challenges of managing technical professionals, how to build trust with your technical team, and how to motivate technical professionals. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.

Learning Objectives
  • Determine the best strategy for overcoming a given challenge of managing technical professionals
  • Apply strategies for building trust with technical professionals in given scenarios
  • Identify examples of strategies for motivating technical professionals to perform at their best
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Technical Management Essentials e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    252819
  • Duration:
    6 hours
  • Price:
    $199