In a global market experiencing a rapid change of technology, companies face many challenges in meeting optimal standards in the production and delivery of goods and services. Technology Management seeks to help meet these challenges through its research and educational programs. Faculty members in this field interest themselves in manufacturing, management of service operationst and information technology, and operations research. Some relevant applications of Technology Management include semiconductor yield management, information management on the internet, financial markets information technology, electronic markets, digital circuit testing, management of product variation in the supply chain, and new software product development.
Technology Management Micro Courses
Managing and Motivating
Decision Making in Uncertainty
This session uses red teaming tools as a process for identifying issues with a plan or strategy, the key data needed to make more informed decisions, and the right stakeholders to influence. Topics include: Key assumptions check, Stakeholder analysis, 4 ways of seeing, Pre-mortem analysis, and Communication plan and strategy.
Leveraging the framework originally developed by Shell to help plan for uncertain future externalities, this can be customized to address specific global, national, and industry futures. We develop four potential scenarios and in teams determine what attributes will be required to be successful in each specific future and develop an action plan to do so.
Rapid Commercialization/Internal Entrepreneurship
Based on the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program, participants go through an intensive one to eight week training session based on the lean launch methodology. Tools include the business model canvas and finding product-market fit through a series of customer/stakeholder interviews. This is an excellent tool to enable entrepreneurship as well as innovation inside large organizations.