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Strategic Technology and Operation Roadmapping (STORM) is a technology adoption as well as a product and business operation planning tool that is suitable for SMEs, MNCs or any organisation looking to create a roadmap to deal with fast changing developments in their line of business. Partly adopted from Cambridge University’s T-Plan, the programme is complemented by an array of corporate strategy planning tools that facilitate the development of a company’s mission, vision, operational excellence, product innovation, technology and market intelligence. The programme in STORM aims to create a talent pool that comes equipped with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience in designing and conducting strategic planning activities for corporate entities in Singapore.

Who Should Attend

This program is suitable for professionals with the following relevant job scopes, across industries:

  • CEO/CTO/CFO/CIO of an organisation
  • Operations director/manager, manufacturing director/manager/engineers
  • Executive/ supervisory levels of various company functions such as HR/Executive/supervisory levels of various company functions such as HR / finance / production / quality /engineering / purchasing / logistics / facilities / engineering / purchasing / logistics / facilities
  • Professionals in management consultancy/training services
  • Executives in industry associations or government agencies 


Since 3 November 2014, electronic certificates (e-Certs) are issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to participants who have attended and attained competency in the Singapore Skills Framework training modules.. Visit here for more information about the e-Cert.

Module | Review Processes for Strategic Technology & Operation Roadmapping


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Upon completing the course, participants will be equipped with skills required to conduct group discussions and brainstorming sessions to achieve the following:

  • Develop a strategic technology and operation roadmap for an organization
  • Facilitate an organisation’s management planning activities to deliver a customized set of requirement, such as addressing the specific needs of a company, an association or a charitable organization among others.
  • Conducting individual or joint meetings of any nature to achieve goals efficiently and effectively using the right tools at the right time while maintaining respect and inclusiveness among the group.
  • Harvesting wisdom from the group and achieving consensus from the team to achieve specific outcomes.

More than 60% of the course content in this module involves role playing by the participants to practice the taught skills and build confidence in facilitating group discussions. Later in the next module (Implement Strategic Technology & Operation Roadmapping), participants can get an in-depth understanding of real life scenarios incorporated into the STORM (Company Roadmapping Project) curriculum.


       


Topic 1 | Facilitation Core Skills

  • Facilitation theory
  • Effective listening and questioning techniques
  • Major steps in the facilitation process
  • Brainstorming divergence and convergence tool box
  • Skills in delivering the process
  • Complex convergence and divergence tool box 

Topic 2 | Roadmapping Methodology

  • The importance of strategic planning
  • Roadmapping theory
  • SIMTech’s STORM methodology
  • Strategic analysis of a company
  • Company product/service features performance dimension analyses
  • Brainstorming and prioritising market trends/external drivers
  • Setting and prioritising for internal goals/ambitions, vision, and mission
  • Introduction to product and service innovation
  • Brainstorming and prioritising strategic new products/services
  • Identifying and prioritising strategic new technologies and resources
  • Final roadmap charting
        

 

Mr Jeffrey Pan is a Senior Industry Development Manager at SIMTech with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator™ as well as a Balanced Scorecard Professional™. Jeff has co-developed the STORM methodology and system and has designed and facilitated over a hundred industry roadmaps. He has been the Lead Facilitator for more than fifty agency/joint roadmaps and roundtables as well as the Operational Technology Roadmapping Lead Trainer for more than fifty people trained over five batches.
     

Mr Irving Hu is a Senior Industry Development Manager at SIMTech. With an MEng degree from NTU, his research focus lies in Operation Technology Roadmapping, which he has co-developed and, over the years, he has successfully conducted roadmapping exercises for more than 30 companies. 

Module | Implement Strategic Technology & Operation Roadmapping

Note: This module is only available for participants who have previously completed Review Processes for Strategic Technology & Operation Roadmapping.
 
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Upon completing the course, participants will be equipped with skills required to conduct group discussions and brainstorming sessions to achieve the following:

  • Develop a strategic technology and operation roadmap for an organisation
  • Facilitate an organisation’s management planning activities to deliver a customised set of requirement, such as addressing the specific needs of a company, an association, or a charitable organisation, among others
  • Conducting individual or joint meetings of any nature to achieve goals efficiently and effectively using the right tools at the right time while maintaining respect and inclusiveness among the group
  • Harvesting wisdom from the group and achieving consensus from the team to achieve specific outcomes

With hands-on experience gained from STORM workshops that tackle real case scenarios and after completing this module, participants can build their expertise through other roadmapping projects.



Topic 1 | Practical Demonstration of Competencies to Conduct STORM

  • Confirm the objective, design the process, set the stage for the company’s roadmapping project
  • Company strategy analysis, Porter’s Five Forces, current vision and mission statements
  • Company performance dimensions
  • External drivers
  • Prioritisation of external drivers
  • Internal drivers
  • Prioritisation of internal drivers
  • New products and services
  • Prioritisation of new products and services
  • Technology and resources
  • Prioritisation of technology and resources
  • Company roadmap charting

Topic 2 | Group Sharing of Experiences and Learning Outcomes

  • Sharing of participant experience(s) of hands-on company roadmapping projects
  • Discussion of observations, questions, critiques, and suggested improvements
  • Summary of learning experience and recommendations for future improvements
       

Mr Jeffrey Pan is a Senior Industry Development Manager at SIMTech with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator™ as well as a Balanced Scorecard Professional™. Jeff has co-developed the STORM methodology and system and has designed and facilitated over a hundred industry roadmaps. He has been the Lead Facilitator for more than fifty agency/joint roadmaps and roundtables as well as the Operational Technology Roadmapping Lead Trainer for more than fifty people trained over five batches.

Mr Irving Hu is a Senior Industry Development Manager at SIMTech. With an MEng degree from NTU, his research focus lies in Operation Technology Roadmapping, which he has co-developed and, over the years, he has successfully conducted roadmapping exercises for more than 30 companies.

     

 



 

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  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

Module Names

Full Course Fee (before SkillsFuture Funding and GST)

Type of Sponsorship

Review Processes for Strategic Technology & Operation RoadMapping

$4,000

Implement Strategic Technology & Operation RoadMapping

 $4,000

    Funding Schemes for this Programme:



    Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.

    For more information on the SkillsFuture funding you are eligible for, please visit www.ssg.gov.sg

     


    Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology
     4 Fusionopolis Way Kinesis Level 6
    Singapore 138635

    How to Reach SIMTech@Fusionopolis Two
    Visitor Parking at Fusionopolis Two


    This programme is associated with the below SIMTech centre. Click on the image to visit its website.



     

    For  enquiries, please email to KTO-enquiry@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

     

    PE WSQ Programme in Strategic Technology & Operation RoadMapping (STORM)

    Module Names

    Skills Course Reference Number

    Schedule Dates

    Registration 

    Review Processes for Strategic Technology & Operation RoadMapping (STORM)(42 hours)

    CRS-Q-0033848-PRE 24 Sep 2019 - 3 Oct 2019  
    Implement Strategic Technology & Operation RoadMapping (STORM)(42 hours)

    CRS-Q-0033847-PRE


     
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