This is an example of a Technology Road Map, as summarized on an A3 Report.

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Author: 
Katherine Radeka
Created: 
March 18th, 2012
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March 18th, 2012

This A3 report tracks the active research projects within an Advanced R & D group. This template could be used to make a visual planning board to make all of the technology investigations visible within an organization.

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Katherine Radeka
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March 18th, 2012
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March 18th, 2012

This A3 report summarizes a technology road map. It resembles the Product Road Map except that it shows when key technologies will be needed in order to maintain or extend product leadership. This template could also be used to create a visual planning board that shows the technology road map.

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Author: 
Katherine Radeka
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March 18th, 2012
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March 18th, 2012

This A3 report is to summarize the key information about a proposed or active technology investigation.

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Author: 
Katherine Radeka
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March 18th, 2012
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March 18th, 2012

This is a display of the portfolio of projects within an Advanced Research Group. This template may also be used to create a visual management board showing planned and on-going research projects.

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Katherine Radeka
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March 18th, 2012
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March 18th, 2012
The Lean Research Group: Lean Practices for Strategic Technology Development

Key Takeaways:

  • Early research and development groups keep major technical risks out of the product development teams, which makes product development more predictable.
  • Lean encourages researchers to think scientifically about how they develop technology.
  • Lean practices like Critical Questions, Rapid Learning Cycles and Knowledge Supermarkets directly address the problems that many of these groups experience.

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Author: 
Katherine Radeka
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February 24th, 2012
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February 24th, 2012
Technology Roadmaps: Strategic Plans for Identifying and Capturing Reusable Technical Knowledge

Key Takeaways:

  • Technology roadmaps are models to show how long term strategic objectives lead to specific technology development needs.
  • The most effective technology roadmaps make the strategic intent behind technology decisions visible on a time scale that clarifies current levels of investment.
  • Organizations usually need multiple technology roadmaps to support different areas of technology or specific strategic objectives.

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Author: 
Katherine Radeka
Created: 
March 3rd, 2011
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March 3rd, 2011