Technology Impact Cycle Tool

Depending on the technology your assessing, some categories are more important than others. Here you can indicatie how important you think this category is for this technology.
If this category is not applicable for this technology, please select 'Yes'.
For the quickscan, you only have to list the stakeholders. Can you think of the people that are directly or indirectly affected by this technology? There are a lot of stakeholders that are obvious (like users) but we invite you also to think about the less obvious ones. Missing a stakeholder can have large consequences. Later, it helps to think about further questions. Questions like: Can you write down in a few words in what manner the users or stakeholders will be affected by this technology? You can limit yourself to the main / core effect (you think) this technology will have on the stakeholders. Did you really consult a stakeholder? Did you consult all stakeholders listed or did you assume the position of some stakeholders? Are you going to take the stakeholder into account? Do you think you should take all stakeholders into account? Are there any conflicting interests between groups of stakeholders? How will you resolve these conflicts?

(This question is part of the Quick Scan)

Did you have a brainstorm to determine all stakeholders? Even people that are not directly affected by this technology? Can you think of other stakeholders than the question above?In addition to end users you can think about others in physical proximity profesionals working with the technology, IT department, financial stakeholders, policy makers, etc.. Do you think you should consult them? Why or why not? Can you make a list of other potential stakeholders and specify if they should be consulted or not?

(Only the gray shaded text is printed on the Improvement Scan canvas)

If you think about all stakeholders of this technology. If you think about stakeholders that are less obvious. If you think about the way certain stakeholders are affected by this technology and if you want to take them into consideration. If you think about all that, what would you (want to) improve on this technology. The idea of the technology impact tool is that it stimulates you to think hard about the impact of a technological solution. In this case by looking at the stakeholders. This can lead to design - changes and/or improvements, which is a good thing. Please list them here.

(This question is part of the Improvement Scan)

Are you satisfied with the quality of your answers? The depth? The level of insight? Did you have enough knowledge to give good answers? Give an honest assessment of the quality of your answers.


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