Business Innovation, IT-M 482
About this Course:
This course is designed to teach innovative thinking through theory, methods, and practice of innovation. The course incorporates Einstein's thinking, and Edison's method to establish the innovation process that can be applied in current business environment. Current economic conditions and global sourcing requires that innovation becomes a leading tool for developing a competitive edge. Innovation has been considered a competency of educated, design engineering, and a selected few employees that has become insufficient today. Corporations and organizations need innovation to develop customer-specific solutions in almost real time.
The required textbooks to this course were written by the instructor as indicated below
Stat Free Six Sigma (2007)by Gupta, Praveen and Srivastava, Arvind
Business Innovation in the 21st Century (2007) by Gupta, Praveen
None except an interest in realizing dramatic improvement in your workplace.
Who Should Attend:
Executives, managers and engineers interested in achieving dramatic improvement at their workplaces.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Understand Six Sigma and Process Thinking
- Know creative thinking processes
- Understand business innovation concepts
- Use the TEDOC (Target Explore Develop Optimize Commercialize) innovation methodology
- Apply presentation skills
- History of innovation
- Understanding creativity, invention and innovation
- Project ideas, project selection criteria, project evaluation and project selection
- Six Sigma and the 4P Model
- State of innovation
- Innovation framework
- The Innovation Project Methodology (TEDOC) overview
- Design driven innovations
Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, projects, paper and exams.