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Explore how to build and manage an efficient technology portfolio.
Thoroughly analyze portfolios while also uncovering what we can expect from future technology.
A wide variety of real case studies and practical exercises from diverse industries at your fingertips.
This online course is designed to expand and build upon the knowledge acquired by professionals in Management of Technology: Roadmapping & Development. In this continuation of the first course, the goal is to lead participants in their quest to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively manage technology within their organizations.
Analyze and evaluate technologies
To develop a tech scouting organization
Identification of intelligence technologies
System dynamics modeling
All the participants who successfully complete their program will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*.
To obtain CEUs, complete the accreditation confirmation, which is available at the end of the course. CEUs are calculated for each course based on the number of learning hours.
*The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of ongoing learning to indicate the amount of time they have devoted to a non-credit/non-degree professional development program.
To understand whether or not these CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, please consult your training department or licensing authority directly.
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Module 1: Systems Modeling and Technology Sensitivity Analysis
We will evaluate technologies in the context of the system. We will study aspects of change and impact via sensitivity analysis, and calculate the normalized partial derivatives, which can then be shown, and allow to compare technological improvements on an equal footing.
Module 2: Technology Infusion Analysis
In Module 2, we will become familiar with the concept of technology infusion in an existing or future system. This will help us to present a systematic framework to quantify and assess the impact of technology infusion early in the product planning cycle. Finally, we will observe the technical analysis process for a real industrial application through a case study.
Module 3: Case Study 3: The Deep Space Network
Next, we will recognize that the study of technological progress requires a deep understanding of the social, organizational, and fiscal context. With this understanding, we will examine the importance of key governing equations - like the link budget - to determine what the contribution of specific technology can be.
Module 4: Technology Scouting, Knowledge Management, and Technology Transfer
We will discuss technology scouting and examine the flow of information from within organizations. We will see how technological information is captured through documents, models, artifacts, and in people’s minds, and present technological knowledge management (KM) as an emerging field of research.
Module 5: Case Study 4: DNA
Now we will define what DNA is, understand that DNA sequencing and biology are the next frontiers in technological evolution, and analyze the importance not only of reading DNA, but also of writing DNA sequences accurately, and at high speeds.
Module 6: R&D Project Definition, Portfolio Management, Tech Evaluation, and Finance
In this module, we will discuss R&D projects, how to define and manage them as part of a larger R&D portfolio of projects, and how they should reflect the rank-order of technologies according to the value they bring to their stakeholders.
Module 7: Military and Intelligence Technologies
In this module, we will consider specific aspects of the technologies used by the military and intelligence services. We will analyze the relationship between military and commercial technologies, and the major impediments to open innovation in the field.
Module 8: Impact of Technological Innovation on Industrial Ecosystems
In this module, we will observe the different ways in which technical innovation diffuses out into the world, as well as its interplay with the industrial ecosystem. We will become familiarized with the system dynamics modeling approach to model technical innovation. To complete the module, we will analyze two case studies.
Module 9: The Future of Technology
In the final module of the course, we will observe changes in the human population, look closely at selected technology adoption factors, and examine the concept of “universal design”. From here we will understand the theory of singularity and discuss whether it will eventually be realized.
This course provides a very comprehensive overview of the strategies and methodologies needed to effectively manage technology in any organization. I feel like I am coming out of it with a Swiss knife type tool-box I will be able to apply anywhere to drive successful innovation. It is full of great insight, great in-depth examples and a ton of useful exercises. I would a absolutely recommend it to anyone looking to hone technology management skills.
Xenia Lecha - IT/Data Cisco Company