Technology Development Streams: Product and Technology Road Maps that Flow

Key Takeaways:

  • Big Batch Product Development contains a great deal of waste, especially the wastes of invention-on-schedule and reinvention.
  • Technology development streams enable companies to release technology into the market sooner and with less technical and business risk.
  • Technology and product roadmaps work together to help an organization manage its technology development streams.

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Author: 
Katherine Radeka
Created: 
September 8th, 2008
Updated: 
March 20th, 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
Created: 
February 24th, 2012
Updated: 
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
Updated: 
March 3rd, 2011