As a CAD manager you are responsible for implementing new software tools and motivating users, but how do you do that when you have to train, implement standards, and deal with everything else? By establishing a CAD proving ground, you can treat your super users like test pilots and build a strong software development environment that benefits your users and your company. The proving-ground concept starts identifying new tools and customization through testing, training, standardization, constant improvement, and broad user adoption. In this class we will challenge you to think about software implementation in a totally different way than you have in the past, but the change will be worth it when you build a powerful proving ground. If you have to develop and/or deploy new software tools, you can't afford to miss this class.
Since 1991 Robert Green has provided CAD management consulting, programming, training, and technical writing services for clients throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. A mechanical engineer by training, Robert has used many popular CAD tools in a variety of engineering environments since 1985. Robert has acquired his expertise in CAD management via real-world experience as the “alpha CAD user” everywhere he has worked. Over time he has come to enjoy the technological and training challenges associated with CAD management, and he now trains CAD managers via public speaking. Robert is well known for his insightful articles in Cadalyst magazine and for his book, Expert CAD Management: The Complete Guide (published by Sybex). When he’s not writing, Robert heads his own consulting practice, Robert Green Consulting, based in Atlanta, Georgia.