Managing Technical Professionals

Learn how to lead and and manage technical teams.
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

Welcome to Managing Technical Professional from LearnSmart.

LearnSmart is Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Registered Education Provider (REP 3577). This course qualifies for the above credit hours toward the PMP or CAMP training contact hours or toward maintaining your current certification. Thus meeting the Professional Development Unit (PDU) requirement necessary to continue their PMP Certification or for experienced project managers wanting to brush up on their education.

If you're interested in becoming an accomplished project manager, this training will give you valuable real-life project management techniques. Learn the skills you need to be an effective project manager - this course qualifies for 2.75 PDU credit hours toward your PMP® certification from PMI.

Course Overview:

Managers are given a thorough overview of how to effectively lead technical professionals. You will cover material on the high-tech business environment to how to establish and maintain credibility. You will find discussions on how to keep technical professionals motivated. And how, when inspired, these dedicated individuals will help support a company’s strategic objectives. But to do this, they need assistance from managers in identifying their career goals. Overall, you’ll learn how to assist your organization – and the technical professionals you manage – in reaching and exceeding their goals.


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  • Smart method to learn - This course is helpful and using smart way to motivate thinking and understanding. The instructor has a professional delivery method, and the he materials are interesting and creative specially the flashcards and the exercises -- Ibrahim Alsayed
  • This course is of high quality - This course will let you become a PMP and CAMP master and it will explain you every concept. The instructor is highly engaging and highly motivating. Can't be better. Thank you -- Saber Tlili
  • Excellent class! -- I already have my PMP, but wish I had this class as a study tool prior to taking the test. I am confident that a person who studies the materials presented in this course should have no problem with the exam. I took the class for the PDUs to keep my certification up. On completion of the class I followed the instructions, and had no problem registering the credits with PMI -- Robert Vroom

What are the requirements?

  • No prerequisites for this course - A computer with Internet

What am I going to get from this course?

  • This course will help you develop the skill set needed to manage technical teams.
  • By the end of it, you will be able to inspire and encourage technical subordinates to take part more actively in your team.
  • More importantly, you will give them the resources to be productive at work and build better professional rapport.
  • his course qualifies for 2.75 PDU credit hours toward the PMP® certification from

Who is the target audience?

  • Professionals looking to deepen their understanding of human resource and management responsibilities, and how to effectively do them.
  • Project managers who are looking to keep their project management certification and fulfill their professional development hour requirements.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Pre-Assessment
20 questions
Section 2: Course Introduction
Introduction to Managing Technical Professionals
Managing Technical Professionals Scenario Description
Characteristics of a High-tech Business Environment
Management Structures Suited to a High-tech Company
Trends That Affect the High-tech Workforce
Meet the Players
Remote Office and Virtual Team Scenario
Personal and Professional Traits of Technical Professionals
Factors of Job Satisfaction for Technical Professionals
Establishing and Maintaining Credibility
Section 3: Attracting, Motivating and Retaining Technical Professionals
Techniques for Attracting Technical Professionals
Motivating Technical Professionals
Motivating Technical Professionals Scenario
Setting Challenging Goals
Work Environments that Retain Technical Professionals
Chapter 1 & 2 Quiz
10 questions
Section 4: Models for Managing Technical Professionals
Motivating and Management Models
Leadership Styles
Developing a High-Performing Team
Developing a High-Performing Team Scenario
Forming and Organizing a Technical Task Team
Overcoming Performance Issues
Section 5: Developing Career Plans for Your Technical Professionals
Professional Motivation
Professional Motivation Scenario
Performance Evaluation Tools
Career Plan Goals
Chapter 3 & 4 Quiz
11 questions
Section 6: Final Exam
Final Exam
20 questions
Supplementary Materials

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Instructor Biography

LearnSmart LLC, Smarter Training. Never Open a Textbook Again.

LearnSmart has served the learning community with high-quality professional skills and IT certification training since 1997. In that time, the company has helped thousands earn career-related certifications from respected vendors, such as Project Management Institute (PMI)®, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA, Oracle, and EC-Council. LearnSmart offers over 1,000 courses covering IT, project management, administrative, HR, and workplace safety topics. With a rapidly growing clientele of individuals and corporations, LearnSmart serves a broad range of Fortune 500 companies to universities, as well as government institutions and the armed forces.

LearnSmart is able to meet diverse career and learning needs through its extensive selection of training. LearnSmart uses industry experts to give learners the most up-to-date content in a video format as well as training resources including; reference tools, pretests, study guides and labs. For more information about how we can help pinpoint and solve your individual or multi-user training challenges.

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