"What counts factors": Preparing engineering students to innovate through leadership of multi-functional teams

Mark Schar, Micah Lande

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    Abstract

    The role of Product Manager within industry is a driving force of innovation. Product Managers are trained as individual contributor engineers, yet evolve into multi-functional managers who lead the business, often through on-the-job training. Drawing on 17 in-depth interviews with Product Management practitioners and recruiters across a range of businesses, a collection of "what counts factors" emerged for success in this position. These characteristics, in turn, are used to define a workshop intervention that prepares engineering graduate students to face the challenges of multi-functional team leadership in the Product Manager role.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
    PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
    ISBN (Print)9780878232413
    StatePublished - 2012
    Event119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
    Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 13 2012

    Other

    Other119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Antonio, TX
    Period6/10/126/13/12

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Schar, M., & Lande, M. (2012). "What counts factors": Preparing engineering students to innovate through leadership of multi-functional teams. In 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition American Society for Engineering Education.