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In January coauthors Steve Trautman and Dave Delong (a consultant and researcher at the MIT AgeLab) publish The Executive Guide to High Impact Talent Management with McGraw Hill.
Later this year, the company rebrands itself and changes its name to The Steve Trautman Co. The Peer Mentoring Workshop is renamed to the Knowledge Transfer Workshop. The Steve Trautman Co. partners with CPI, a consortium of 63 consulting companies, to make its 3-step knowledge transfer solution more readily available worldwide via this strategic distribution partner.
International roll outs of Steve Trautman’s codified 3-step knowledge transfer solution continue with companies like Nike, Qualcomm, Honeywell, and EMC onboard.
The company’s first Knowledge Silo Matrix is launched for a nuclear power plant. The tool proves its value as not only as a knowledge transfer planning aid, but also as a risk assessment framework for companies facing the aging worker crisis and/or mergers or reorganization.
Steve begins giving keynote addresses on the topics of knowledge transfer and workforce risk management.
Steve Trautman publishes Teach What You Know: a Practical Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Transfer Using Peer Mentoring with Prentice Hall. (Copies have now trained more than 30,000 participants in knowledge transfer.)
Todd Hudson, a former client of The Steve Trautman Co., joins Steve’s team as another master trainer. Conversational in Chinese and having worked for years as a senior manufacturing manager in international corporations, he specializes in both industrial settings and navigating cross-cultural boundaries in the global marketplace. At this time, the company also pilots an early industrial version of its Knowledge Silo Matrix, with an emphasis on using knowledge transfer tools in an industrial environment and reducing safety incidents.
As his business booms and blue-chip clients continue to be added, Steve Trautman leaves Expedia.com to again run his company fulltime. He joins forces with Steve McConnell of Construx Software, the bestselling author and highly respected software development expert, to bring the principles of knowledge transfer deeper into the software industry.
Steve Trautman and Sherryl Christie develop the Practical Leader Management Series. The company also forms strategic partnerships with Boston University and Oregon Graduate Institute.
Steve accepts an offer to become GM of Expedia.com’s advertising business unit, then a $20 million ad business. He continues to run his own company. He now lives on both sides of the talent management problem.
Sherryl Christie joins Steve Trautman and contributes further development to his knowledge transfer solution. She becomes one of the company’s master trainers, particularly in the high tech arena, having worked with clients including Microsoft, Intel, Adobe, Apple, Motorola, HP, Xilinx, and Oracle. Stacey Dickinson also joins Steve Trautman’s team as a master trainer after many years in technical and training roles at Microsoft.
Later this year, Steve leaves Microsoft to form his Seattle-based company, with Microsoft as his first client. Trautman’s team would go on to train more than 6,000 people at Microsoft alone in his knowledge transfer techniques.
Steve Trautman co-founds a department at Microsoft to provide training for everyone shipping software worldwide. He rolls out an expanded version of his program to cross-train and mentor the company’s new employees in engineering, test, marketing, documentation, and localization.
A young project manager working on Word 1.0 at Microsoft, Steve Trautman, develops his first knowledge transfer program, then called “Peer Mentoring,” as a solution to intense on-the-job training needs of his own team of software translators and localizers.