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Going to Extremes: Meeting the Emerging Demand for Durable Polymer Matrix Composites Appendix F Roadmapping Process The following is included as a guide to future roadmapping activities, as recommended in Chapter 4. BEFORE THE WORKSHOP Define the scope of the roadmap. Define the charter, mission, system boundary, scope, and team participants. Identify priority focus areas. Recruit leaders and experts. Identify all stakeholder groups. AT THE WORKSHOP Hold inclusive sessions. Provide overviews of focus areas. Hold panel discussions. Describe facts, issues, challenges, and opportunities. Differentiate between facts and assumptions. Conduct open brainstorming session. Welcome all input. Forecast any and all candidate technologies, projects, goals, barriers, ideas. Identify overarching groups of ideas and transfer them to breakout sessions. Hold breakout sessions. Refine and add to list of potential roadmap elements. Identify long-term goals, midterm targets, and near-term achievables. Identify gaps and showstoppers in the existing technology. Time-phase near-term (0-2 years), mid-term (2-7 years), and long-term (>7 years) activities. Include sample elements: When a product characteristic will be achieved, When a technology goal will be reached, When a basic research project will begin and end, When an applied research project will begin and end, When a processing/manufacturing technology will be needed, When a technology demonstration is warranted,
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Going to Extremes: Meeting the Emerging Demand for Durable Polymer Matrix Composites When clinical trials will being and end, and Others. Network roadmap elements. Identify critical paths, higher-level goals, and decision points. Identify fundamental research with the greatest potential for multiple impacts. Point out critical capabilities as focal points for R&D priority. Highlight specific opportunities for partners and projects, programs, and partnerships. Find highest risks and highest payoffs. Identify relevant barriers as they affect these goals and paths forward. WITH ROADMAP IN HAND Critique and validate. Refine product and technology definitions. Gather data to back up any uncertainties or assumptions made in roadmapping process. Develop consensus on needs and actions. Develop implementation plan. Focus resources on roadmap elements with the most promise. Leverage resources to accomplish the roadmap goals. Coordinate with other organizations. Identify common elements and synchronize timelines. Communicate goals and planning. Utilize professional societies, parallel organizations. Review and update as needed.
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