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The 7 Habits of Highly Successful Control Engineers
George Buckbee, P.E., ExperTune Inc.© 2008 ExperTune Inc
Highly successful control engineers didn’t become that way by accident. The mostsuccessful engineers develop habits that improve results and recognition of those results.This paper addresses specific habits that you can develop or enhance to be moresuccessful.
The 7 Habits listed in this paper were developed from over 20 years, working withthousands of control engineers around the world. I have seen some people who struggledto identify their results, and others who had great results, but couldn’t get recognition. Inthis paper, we’ll look at some of the habits that have ensured success for the mostsuccessful of these engineers.
The 7 Habits listed in this paper are:
Know the Process.2.
Focus Only on the Most ImportantThings3.
Document the Baselines4.
Use Tools to be More Effective5.
Network and Communicate Results6.
Share Your KnowledgeIn the pages that follow, we’ll look at each one of them, and provide some suggestionsfor how you can improve your own rate of success.
Habit 1 - Know the Process
Knowing the process is the first and most important habit for control engineers. To beeffective in the automation and control of a process, you must
have a thoroughunderstanding of the process.