AEC Success: Effective Decision Making
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe what critical thinking and decision-making are and why they are important for engineers to develop as complementary skills.
- Define and describe the challenges to critical thinking and decision-making that you’ll encounter.
- Describe and apply techniques for critical thinking and decision-making as an individual or as part of a team.
- Define decision fatigue is and choose tactics you can employ to reduce the negative effects it can have on you.
Christian Knutson, P.E., PgMP, PMP, is a senior civil engineer and program management practitioner, adjunct professor, author and podcaster. His experience in infrastructure engineering, program delivery, facility management, leadership and international cooperation spans the globe with more than two decades in the military, civil service and the private sector and is shared routinely through his writings.
Over Knutson’s career, he’s developed core skills to effectively lead teams and organizations, negotiate on projects and programs, and achieve success on high-stake infrastructure projects for clients in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.
Knutson is a U.S. Air Force civil engineer officer and holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters, Business Administration from Colorado State University. You'll find his writings on LiquidPlanner.com Blog, The Engineering Career Coach and General Leadership websites. He is also the co-host of the popular Engineering Career Coach - cited by Forbes as one of the 15 most inspiring podcasts for professionals – and the Civil Engineering podcast. He currently lives near Cambridge, England.