is Engineering Mind-set Thinking?
A way of thinking that combines the problem
solving/design process with the culture of
life-skills that fosters dealing with others in a
team manner. It provides the culture, language,
tools and values of engineering without the high
level of math & science (Content Knowledge).
people complete a formal education in engineering
(B.S. degree through a Ph.D. degree) but Guru
Madhavan (Think like an engineer) is convinced that
almost anyone can develop an engineer's mind-set,
one that could create a significant competitive
advantage for them. "Engineers help create
“solution spaces” -- suites of possibilities that
offer new choices, conveniences, and comforts --
that redefine our standard of living." They have
developed a mind-set that guides and informs those
Browse around the different boxes to
see what you can use & learn
Elements of the
Outcomes: Can manage all the
life-skills around any project or design
1.What do I bring to the team?
2. What are our commitments to one another?
3. What differences exist between us?
4. How can I
bring Trust & Respect for all organizations
related to the project?
5. How will we know we are succeeding?
6. How will we manage conflicts?
• Use questions, drawings, Improv to learn life-skills.
• Build team togetherness using ice-breakers, improv’s and games.
Education is not the learning
of facts but the training of the mind to
think – Albert Einstein:
What is a
culture and how does it
relate to the community?
norms, customs, values,
know each other. What are
the benefits from our
differences Why is having
diverse members of our
community on the team a
roles within the team
the team charter/plan
·What questions do I have?
·What skills (tools, processes)
do I bring
How is this like a
DESIGN creation of artifacts in society,
…Karl T. Ulrich
Review & discuss this
problem into smaller manageable
the needs of the customer
problem the bigger the opportunity
items of the problem, physical
Managing documents to describe the
project; Information sharing ...
needed to deal with the community
View, connecting all the groups
presentation of the results
measurements and feedback during the
reducing errors alone the process …
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