Communicating as a Reliability Engineer
podcast episode with speaker Fred Schenkelberg
Creating a plan and generating information is part of reliability engineering, yet it’s not enough. To be a successful engineer, one must communicate well. This means we need to write, discuss, and present well. We are often called upon to examine failures and recommend solutions, examine a dataset and explain the finding, or conduct an experiment and detail the results.
Communicating well is often an overlooked skill in our formal education. Despite that lack of training, many engineers do become excellent communicators. Let’s explore how you can improve your communication skills and enhance your ability to do your work. Let’s examine how to focus on these skills and what precisely to focus on for the best effect.
This Accendo Reliability webinar was originally broadcast on 9 May 2023.
To view the recorded video visit the webinar page.
The Process of Reliability Engineering chapters 11 and 12 (book)
Communicating Reliability, Risk and Resiliency to Decision Makers (book)
Communicating with FINESSE: How to Avoid Putting a Stench in Someone’s Ear (article)
Carl DuPoldt says
Very interesting. Maybe a presentation on the 7 elements of effective communication would attract a huge number o participants? The 7 elements include:Context
Any thoughts on non-verbal communications?
Interesting that you mentioned Toastmasters. Maybe you might want to include a session from Toastmasters in a future webinar or podcast?
Fred Schenkelberg says
I’m not familar with the 7 elements, yet it looks interesting. Will have to learn some more before addressing it directly.
Another great suggestion for future podcasts or webinars.