Great CAD managers know that they can positively impact the bottom line by making projects run smoother and by reducing errors, but they often have difficulty getting their management teams to understand. In this session, we will talk about ways to integrate CAD management into project workflows in a way that cuts rework and gets more work done in fewer man-hours—saving the company money on every project. CAD managers will learn valuable tips for selling this approach to their senior managers, while IT and senior managers will gain valuable perspectives on how CAD management can impact their company's profitability. Along the way, we’ll pay particular attention to measuring savings and computing the return on investment for CAD management. If you want to get your boss to listen to you, save them money with the concepts you’ll learn in 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, Green has used many popular CAD tools in a variety of engineering environments since 1985. Green 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. Green 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, Green heads his own consulting practice, Robert Green Consulting, based in Atlanta, Georgia.