Understanding the Relationship between the Engineering Department and Its Business Partners

Course Number: P-1003
Credit: 1 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: George Petrescu, P.E., Ph.D.
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Overview

In Understanding the Relationship between the Engineering Department and Its Business Partners, you'll learn ...

  • How the typical workflow in a company affects the relationships between the Engineering Department and other departments and how to maximize the efficiency of those relationships
  • How the size of the company influences the relationship between the Engineering Department and various other departments in the company
  • The distinction between departments that are collaborating partners and departments that are providing business support to the Engineering Department and how to approach each of those relationships
  • How outside organizations relate to the Engineering Department and what their motivations are

Overview

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Credit: 1 PDH

Length: 15 pages

This course provides an overview of the Engineering Department's function in the context of a company's business. It explores the particular business connections the Engineering Department has with other departments in the organization (whether it is a small or large company) and with outside business entities, such as suppliers, clients, outside professional organizations, etc. And it recommends best approaches to develop and maintain these connections. The course shows how the activities of the Engineering Department help a company's overall business.

As technical people, engineers need to be able to interact successfully with other technical and non-technical personnel, both those within the company and those belonging to outside organizations. A successful rapport with these business partners will increase the Engineering Department's efficiency and contribute to the overall success of the company.

A few examples are provided that help illustrate the main ideas of the course.

This course is useful for new engineers who need to understand how the Engineering Department fits in the overall organization of the company and for engineers who would like to acquire additional organizational skills that can help them progress their career into Engineering Management. It also helps new engineering managers navigate their work challenges.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How the typical workflow in a company affects the relationships between the Engineering Department and other departments and how to maximize the efficiency of those relationships
  • How the size of the company influences the relationship between the Engineering Department and various other departments in the company
  • The distinction between departments that are collaborating partners and departments that are providing business support to the Engineering Department and how to approach each of those relationships
  • How outside organizations relate to the Engineering Department and what their motivations are
  • The traits of a successful relationship with the company's suppliers, business clients, outsourcing companies, etc. and how the Engineering Department can enhance those relationships

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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