WM951-15 Technology Management
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.
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.
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
- Managed industrial visit
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
Subject specific skills
technology decision making
technology strategy development & evaluation (incl roadmapping)
creativity & innovation
|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%)|
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
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 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
|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.
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.