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WM951-15 Technology Management

Taught Postgraduate Level
Module leader
Devon Allcoat
Credit value
Module duration
2 weeks
Study location
University of Warwick main campus, Coventry
Introductory description

The module provides useful insights to help current and future managers and technologists consider the role of technology plays in supporting current and future business, and how to manage the technology from cradle to grave.

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Module aims

The module aims to provide an appreciation of the role that technology plays in business and industry, from both a local and international perspective.

It integrates knowledge and leading edge thinking on the topic and offers insights into how technology is managed in industry, with relevant case studies and simulations to embed the learning.

Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

  • Technology definitions & classifications
  • Technology strategy
  • Technology management frameworks
  • Technology tools & techniques, including technology road mapping
  • Readiness assessments & competency frameworks
  • Case studies
  • Simulations
  • Managed industrial visit
Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Appraise how technology can best be integrated in pursuit of commercial success and how to influence decision makers when making a case for technology investment.
  • Critically examine the technological competence of a business.
  • Assess a business’ technology needs and identify appropriate technologies.
  • Create an approach for accessing and implementing required technologies for an organisation.
  • Evaluate and apply tools & techniques necessary to identify and deliver technological change at an acceptable risk.
Indicative reading list

Schilling, M - Strategic Management of Technological Innovation, McGraw Hill, 6th edition, 2020
Cetindamar, D., Phaal, R., Probert, D. - Technology Management, Activities & Tools, European Institute for Technology and Innovation Management, 2010

View reading list on Talis Aspire

Subject specific skills

technology decision making
technology strategy development & evaluation (incl roadmapping)
technology justification
technology management

Transferable skills

communication skills
team working
decision making
critical thinking
problem solving
creativity & innovation
time management

Study time

Type Required
Lectures 6 sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes (6%)
Seminars 12 sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes (12%)
Online learning (scheduled sessions) 2 sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes (2%)
Online learning (independent) 60 sessions of 1 hour (40%)
Assessment 60 hours (40%)
Total 150 hours
Private study description

No private study requirements defined for this module.


No further costs have been identified for this module.

You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.

Assessment group A5
Weighting Study time
Alstom 10% 6 hours

Alstom Case Study: Case study with introduction, group analysis and discussion, finished with group presentation.

Post-Module Assessment 50% 36 hours

PMA written assignment: choice of questions, choose one.

Rocado 20% 9 hours

Rocado Case Study: Case study with introduction, group analysis and discussion, with a total of three group presentations, interspersed across parts of the case study.

Uniformly Secure 20% 9 hours

Uniformly Secure: Self-guided work using online resources. Case study requiring identification and mitigation of cyber-threats in the context of products and technologies. Requires student application of technology management tools and techniques to the case study.

Assessment group R3
Weighting Study time
PMA written assignment 100%

one question, no choice

Feedback on assessment

Written feedback will be provided in a report for all Post Module assignments. Feedback for the case studies will be given verbally during the module with written feedback for all in-module components provided in a summary table within a week of the face to face part of the module.

Anti-requisite modules

If you take this module, you cannot also take:

  • WM047-10 Service Support Technologies
  • WM9J3-15 Service Support Technologies

There is currently no information about the courses for which this module is core or optional.