About this course

Course type Essentials
Course code MPDMANTT
Duration 5 Days
Please Note:

This course is run over 5 days, split 3 days in one week followed by 2 days the week after.

Is managing a technical team the same as managing all teams? No, not always. There are nuances specific to the environment, people and pace that affect what is expected of you when managing a technical team. Common concerns we hear include:

  • How will I separate being an expert from a manager?
  • How will I get the best out of individuals and produce a high performing technical team?
  • How could my strengths derail me as a manager?
  • How do I merge my technical and managerial skills for the greatest impact?
This workshop uses tried and tested methods to help you develop a complex set of skills, knowledge and capability.

The process to successfully managing a technical team starts here.

Target audience

This course is aimed at those who manage technical teams.

What’s included

QA offers more benefits. Here is what's included with this course:

Pre-Course Reading

Prerequisites

  • Delegates will be required to complete a mandatory online Belbin® assessment and to capture their thoughts on being a manager prior to attending the workshop.

  • Delegates will also be provided with reading to complete between day 3 and day 4.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Use essential management tools to achieve great results
  • Discover insights into what motivates you and your technical team
  • Engage, motivate and develop your team
  • Avoid the potential traps you could fall into
  • Recognise and overcome likely challenges you will face
  • Identify opportunities for quick wins
  • Tackle difficult conversations
  • Demonstrate what effective management looks, sounds and feels like

What will the course cover?

  • Leadership versus management
  • Strength Deployment Inventory ® - Motivational Value Systems™
  • Stages of team development
  • Team roles
  • Building trust
  • Dysfunctions of a team
  • Strength Deployment Inventory ® - Conflict Sequences™
  • Styles of leadership
  • Successful delegation
  • Goal and objective setting
  • Structuring a positive conversation
  • Delivering effective feedback
  • Two business simulation games to test learning

Essentials

5 Days

Duration

This course is authored by QA

Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom

Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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