Technology roadmapping

Roadmapping

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Roadmapping

IfM approach

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Case studies

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The IfM’s Technology Plan (T-Plan) roadmapping approach is used to create product, service and technology roadmaps.

The T-Plan process helps to ensure that technology decisions and developments are aligned with product/service plans, and that the product plans fit with business and customer needs.

The IfM’s Technology Plan (T-Plan) roadmapping approach is used to create product, service and technology roadmaps.

The T-Plan process helps to ensure that technology decisions and developments are aligned with product/service plans, and that the product plans fit with business and customer needs.

The approach helps organisations to:

 

  • support the start-up of product/service/technology roadmapping processes;
  • establish linkages between technology resources and business drivers;
  • identify gaps in the market, product and technology intelligence;
  • develop a ‘first-cut’ product-technology roadmap;
  • support communication between technical and commercial business functions;
  • support technology strategy and planning activities;
  • align with broader strategy initiatives through combining T-Plan with S-Plan.

THE T-PLAN PROCESS

The process brings together 8–12 participants from across the organisation to develop a draft roadmap for a product (or product family), in four workshops:

Market
Product
Technology
Charting

Market

Product

Technology

Charting

Look at external market and internal business drivers, categorise and prioritise for key market segments. Business strategy is reviewed and knowledge gaps are identified.

Identify potential product features, functions and attributes and prioritise considering how strongly they address the drivers and product strategy. Knowledge gaps are also realised.

Identify and prioritise potential technology solutions for developing the product features. Knowledge gaps are also identified.

Based on the outputs from the first three workshops, develop an initial roadmap, linking market, product and technology perspectives. Make decisions and agree on actions aligning commercial and technical perspectives.

THE T-PLAN PROCESS

The process brings together 8-12 participants from across the organisation to develop a draft roadmap for a product (or product family), in four workshops:

Market

Market

Look at external market and internal business drivers, categorise and prioritise for key market segments. Business strategy is reviewed and knowledge gaps are identified.

Product

Product

Identify potential product features, functions and attributes and prioritise considering how strongly they address the drivers and product strategy. Knowledge gaps are also realised.

Technology

Technology

Identify and prioritise potential technology solutions for developing the product features. Knowledge gaps are also identified.

Charting

Charting

Based on the outputs from the first three workshops, develop an initial roadmap, linking market, product and technology perspectives. Make decisions and agree on actions aligning commercial and technical perspectives.

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