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T-plan: The Fast Start to Technology Roadmapping. Planning Your Route to Success

ISBN: 9781902546094
Publisher: University of Cambridge, Institute for Manufacturing
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Number of pages: 124
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The T-Plan workbook offers step-by-step guidance on applying technology and product roadmapping in any organisation, using the minimum of resources. The T-Plan approach has been developed at the University of Cambridge Centre for Technology Management, an acknowledged centre of expertise in roadmapping techniques. The 124-page guide covers all aspects of the process including: Planning and process management; Facilitating workshops; Customising the process; Keeping the roadmap alive. Illustrated with detailed case studies it comes with downloadable supporting material. Benefits of using T-Plan include: Ensuring key technologies are ready on time; Identifying important gaps in market, product and technology intelligence; Supporting technology strategy and planning initiatives; Building communication between technical and commercial functions. What is roadmapping: Roadmapping is a key technology management tool that enables companies to link their technological capability to product and business plans so that strategy and technology development go hand-in-hand. What kind of company can benefit: The T-Plan process has been developed and tested in a wide range of businesses and is applicable to almost any company. It is especially suited to companies who have not used technology roadmapping techniques before and those with limited resources. What managers say about T-Plan: Valuable tool for working with company-wide inputs and corporate strategic planning. (Technology Director, industrial coding company) An extremely interesting and useful process. I would certainly use it again. (Technical Director, national infrastructure company) We achieved a greater understanding of the questions and process we should go through before deciding to develop a product. (Managing Director, software company) The process allowed all disciplines and functions within the business to understand each others input and information requirements (General Sales Manager, surface coatings company)

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