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Title: Introduction to Technology Management TMGT1106

Introduction to Technology ManagementTMGT1106
  • Instructor David Plouffe

  • Introductions
  • Course Outline
  • Expectations
  • Format of study
  • My background your questions
  • Next week

  • Whose here?
  • Why are you here?
  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?

Who are you?
  • Section / Name / Date / Signature
  • Home town
  • Academic Stream
  • Primary area of Technology interest
  • Expectations of this class

Who am I?
  • Kirkland Lake
  • B. Comm. U of T 1978
  • Technology Information Technology journey
  • Sales to President
  • Independent Consultant / Business Advisor /
    Interim Manager

Why am I here?
  • This is where my journey led me.

  • What Is Technology and what is Management?

  • Information
  • Nano
  • Genetic
  • Robotic
  • Bio Medical
  • Biotechnology
  • Bio Informatics
  • Communication
  • Educational
  • Transportation
  • Exploration
  • Space
  • Marine
  • Industrial

  • The application of science, especially to
    industrial or commercial objectives
  • The scientific method and material used to
    achieve a commercial or industrial objective
  • Electronic or digital products and systems
    considered as a group
  • -- American Heritage Dictionary, 4th ed., 2000..

  • is the technical means people use to improve
    their surroundings. It is also a knowledge of
    using tools and machines to do tasks efficiently.
  • We use technology to manage the world in which we
    live. Technology is people using knowledge,
    tools, and systems to make their lives easier and

  • Technology
  • People use technology to improve their ability
    to do work. Through technology, people
    communicate better. Technology allows them to
    make more and better products. Our buildings are
    better through the use of technology. We travel
    in more comfort and speed as a result of
    technology. Yes, technology is everywhere and can
    make life better.
  • Is that true?

  • The act, manner, or practice of managing
    handling, supervision, or leading
  • The person or persons who lead or direct a
    business or other enterprise
  • Skill in managing executive ability

Technology Management
  • Management of technology links engineering,
    science and management disciplines to plan,
    develop, and implement technological capabilities
    to shape and accomplish the strategic and
    operational goals of an organization.

Course outline and materials
  • Course outline and all other course materials can
    be found at http//
  • Course schedule and basis for evaluation are in
    the course outline

  • Class Time
  • Section 1 Monday 1230 1530
  • Room A226
  • Section 2 Wednesday 1230 1530
  • Room A224
  • Office hours 1200-1230 and 330-430
    Wednesdays Room A224

Course Outline
Date Topics Presenter
1 January 07 09 Introductions Course Overview Expectations David Plouffe
2 January 14 16 Individual Paper Topics Posted Technology Management Innovation and Product Development Dr. Glenn Brophey Bob Carpenter David Plouffe
3 January 21 23 Science Insight GIS Mapping Dr. David Rowbotham
4 January 28 30 Industry Insights Technology Management in Healthcare NBGH / NBRHC ICT Planning Team
Course Outline
5 February 04 06 Technology Management Project and Program Management Guest Project Manager Bob Carpenter David Plouffe
6 February 11 13 Group Project Initiated Industry Insights Technology Management in Forestry Industry speaker TBA
February 15 Individual Paper Due
7 February 18 20 Winter Study Week No Class
8 February 25 27 Group Projects Selected Science Insights Genetics Opportunity and Controversy Dr. Dave Vadnais Dr. Tony Parkes
Course Outline
9 March 03 05 Technology Management Business Systems And Information Technology Dr. David Hemsworth Guest Speaker TBA David Plouffe
10 March 10 12 Science Insights Technology and the Environment Industry speakers TBA
11 March 17 19 Group Presentations
12 March 24 26 Career Night Accounting Healthcare Forestry Mining Communications IT Services Systems Integrators Hardware Software To be scheduled
13 March 31 April 02 Review David Plouffe
Deliverable Due Dates Points (Out of 100)
Weekly hand-in 10 Each week 10
Class Participation 12 12 weeks Throughout the term 25 12 for attendance 8 by student 5 by Instructor
Individual Paper 1 February 15 15
Group Project 1 Presentation March 17 19 20 10 by students 10 by Instructor
Final Exam 1 TBA (2008) 30
Format of study for course
  • Do independent research with respect to the
    technology or industry topic
  • Generate questions about the topic and business
    implications for the visiting lecturer
  • Hand in assignment at the start of class

Format of study for course
  • Think through the technologys impact on
  • The consumer/user and their quality of life
  • The environment
  • Capital requirements
  • Ethical issues
  • The business model to make profit

Weekly Procedure
  1. Arrive on time
  2. Hand in Assignment (research / questions)
  3. Review QA
  4. Introduction to current weeks topic
  5. Lecturer and/or Guest presenter
  6. QA
  7. Wrap up
  8. Next weeks topic
  9. Hand in evaluation forms

Research and Assignments
  • Research and assignments will be discussed each
    week and posted on the course website under
  • See http//
  • It is your responsibility to find out what they

Weekly Assignments
  • There is no text book for this course. For
    reference and independent study, students will
    research web sources each week for material on
    the current weeks topic. Five (5) sources are
    suggested as a minimum set of sources for your
    study and research.
  • Industry Association
  • Technology product company
  • Technology service provider
  • Industry Conference provider (i.e. Insight
  • Government department or Ministry
  • You are to hand in each week
  • the site sources researched
  • an evaluation of the web sites research on a
    scale of 1 to 10 (1 dreadful 10 awesome)
  • 3 questions for discussion on the technology or
    industry of the current week

Individual Paper
  • The paper is a 1200-1500 word paper in which you
    address the emergence and relative importance of
    a technology of specific eras
  • You will need to cite all of your references in
    text and include the references at the end
  • Follow Writing Guidelines link on the website
    at http//

Group Assignment
  • A Group Project involving sets of three teams
    (Team A / Team B and an Evaluation Committee)
    representing either two vendors of an
    information technology system selection or two
    competing business cases of technology

Final Exam
  • To be scheduled in April
  • Essay questions related to the course content
  • Further details in March

  • Appreciate the breadth and depth of technology in
    business so that you can consider pursuing the
    Technical Management stream of studies
  • Understand some of the major business issues that
    are prevalent in the presence of technology
  • To have an awareness of business opportunities
    and risks associated with technologies and
    strategies that may be implemented to exploit or
    mitigate risks

My expectations of you
  • Participate fully in class
  • Be engaged
  • Be curious
  • Complete research and assignments
  • Arrive on time

My expectations of you
  • Enter into discussions and group work
  • Inquire
  • Explore
  • Imagine
  • Show respect to others in the class by discussing
    issues objectively and listening to other points
    of view

My coordinates
  • Email
  • Website http//
  • Office phone 474-3461 ext. 4745
  • Office location A224
  • Office hours
  • Wednesday 1200-1230 and 330-430
  • by appointment call my Home Office 478.9575

My Business background
  • North American Information Technology and
    Services Industry
  • Corporate America
  • Executive Management
  • General management
  • Sales management
  • Sales
  • Small company start-up
  • Consultant
  • Business Advisor
  • Interim Manager
  • Project Manager

President Canadian Subsidiary NYSE listed US
  • 35,000,000
  • 116 staff
  • Strategic planning
  • Project oversight
  • Product introduction

Independent Consultant
  • Insurance CEO Advisor
  • Technology Assessments
  • Process Improvements
  • Market assessment
  • Internal/external process review
  • Interim CIO

For next week
  • Innovation and Product Development
  • Dr. Glenn Brophey Professor Nipissing University
  • Bob Carpenter Director SBE Nipissing University

Innovation and Product Development
  • Products
  • Post it notes
  • Blackberry
  • Linux
  • Nano chip
  • Duct tape
  • Companies
  • 3M
  • RIM
  • Red Hat Software
  • Intel
  • ????

Innovation and Product Development
  • Suggestions for research
  • Industry Canada
  • Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre
  • Search
  • Disruptive Innovation

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  • Thank You
  • See you next week