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Course Information
Course Title: On-The-Job Skills for Technology Developers (Things You Were Not Taught In School)
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
Instructor(s): Andrew Zander, Megan Cotugno Course Number: 4
Affiliation: Gerson Lehrman Group
Course Date: 03/04/2017 - Saturday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
In this half day short course, presented by Dr. Andrew Zander and Ms. Megan Cotugno, topics that technology developers need to succeed in their jobs will be covered. Among the topics covered, and that almost certainly were neglected or never covered in formal education programs for chemists, physicists and engineers, will be (not inclusive) Work Patterns; Being Organized; Confidential Documents; Credentials; Project and Program Management Basics; Teaming; Budgets and Finances for development; the Cost of RDT&E; Personnel Management Basics; Electronic Communications in the Workplace; Innovation; ECO/ECN Processes; Leadership in the Technical Domain.

Target Audience
The material in this short course is geared toward finishing graduate students about to embark on corporate positions, new hires in industry and seasoned technical developers wishing to upgrade some of their soft skills.

Course Outline
General Introduction
The Workplace and Work Patterns In It
Project/Program Management for Technologists
Cost of Research, Development, Testing & Engineering
Innovation (And Why It Is Problematic)
Personnel Management for Technologists
Leadership in the Technical Domain

Course Instructor's Biography
Andrew Zander is a successful technology developer and manager of engineering and scientific professionals. The majority of his product development experience is in the analytical instrument industry. He also has managerial and technical development experience in Defense Dept. RDT&E from a 30 year career in the U.S.Naval Reserve as a Senior Scientific Liaison Officer with the Office of Naval Research. Megan Cotugno is an Associate Survey Director with the RAND Corporation. She has over a decade of project management experience on large-scale longitudinal research projects in national defense, health and education. She leads proposal writing, budgeting, instrument design, and training of data collection teams. She has co-authored several RAND reports, professional conference presentations and peer-reviewed articles, mostly on the topic of survey methodology.