Semester Offering: August

This course provides an overview in making ICT strategies and technology road-mapping for public and business sector. We view roadmaps as decision aids to improve coordination of activities and resources in rapidly changing, increasingly complex and uncertain environments. Roadmaps describe the linkages among the existing or proposed research programs, development programs, capability targets, and requirements. During the course we emphasize application level product-technology roadmap which is a disciplined planning methodology. Also relationship between technology strategy and business strategy is introduced.


ICT in regional development, Technology strategies, Technology management, Software business.


Information and Communication Technology Applications: Users and Producers, Managing ITProjects, ICT Applications: Project Design.


I  Technology and product roadmaps

1. Road-mapping process
2. Analysis of core technologies

II  Role of roadmaps in regional and business development

1. Identifying gaps and opportunities
2. Recognizing discontinuities
3. Technology transfer

III  Managing product, technology, and R&D project portfolios

1. Interaction between organizational/regional stakeholders and technology management
2. Assessing benefits
3. Managing risks

IV  Integrating technology strategies with regional/business strategy development

1. Technology adoption life cycle
2. Reviewing high-tech market development


Lecture notes, handouts from listed reference books.


Phaal, R., Farrukh, C. and Proberts, D.: T-Plan: Fast Start Technology Roadmapping  Planning Your Route to Success, Cambridge , University of Cambridge , UK , 2001

Wiefels, P: Implementing Effective Marketing Strategies for High-Technology Companies, New York , HarperCollins, 2002


Research-Technology Management
Communication of the ACM
Journal of Management Information Systems
International Journal of Technology Management


The final grade will be computed from the following constituent parts:
mid-term exam (30%),
final (40%) and
assignments (30%).