CTM Guides

Reducing the risk

Reducing the Risk of Failure in New Product Development

The Centre for Technology Management (CTM) at the IfM has just published a new Practice Guide: 'Reducing the risk of failure in new product development: getting it right at the front end of innovation'. It provides insights and guidance for everyone involved in the innovation process so that they can avoid common pitfalls and improve their innovation pipelines.

Communicating Technology Intelligence

Communicating Technology Intelligence

This Practice Guide examines some of the barriers to effective Technology Intelligence communication and explores the ways in which intelligence can be better communicated and hence transferred to decision-makers.


T-Plan: the fast start to Technology Roadmapping

A step-by-step guide to applying technology and product roadmapping techniques in your organisation using the minimum of resources.

Technology Intelligence

Technology Intelligence – Identifying threats and opportunities from new technologies

Mortara L., Kerr, C.I.V., Phaal, R. Probert, D., IfM, Cambridge (2007), Series: Product and service innovation. This publication is being translated into Italian and Korean.

Making the business case

Making the Business Case for Technologies: A five step process guide

Dissel, M., C. Farrukh, L. Mortara., V. Thorne, (2009) Guidebook ISBN 978-1-902546-81-0 More information

Speeding new products to market

Speeding New Products to Market

A practical workbook for achieving more successful new product development and introduction.

Assessing and improving product design capability

Assessing and improving product design capability


Explains how to assess product design capability through the use of a product and process audit.

Managing Product Development Collaborations

Managing product development collaborations

It is intended for managers involved in product development, where some of the important design and development activities are performed by third parties.

Technology Management Assessment Procedure

Technology Management Assessment Procedure (TMAP) 

Note: This book is no longer in print, however copies may be available from Amazon UK or Amazon US


Make-or-Buy: a practical guide to industrial sourcing decisions

More information

Software Sourcing Checklist  


Hunt, Francis and Fraser, Peter (2005) The checklist is available for download in two versions: paper and software.



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