Innovation and Design Thinking
The Innovation and Design Tools course will give you all the tools you need to achieve success along the entire innovation pathway.
Topic: Innovation and Strategy
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. MT – 4:30 p.m. MT
Friday: 8:30 a.m. MT – noon MT
The Innovation and Design Thinking course follows a systematic innovation roadmap, as featured in the best-selling book, “The Innovator’s Toolkit”, to identify intractable problems or unmet needs, generate novel and unusual ideas, analyze the most promising concepts, develop robust solutions, and test the end product or process.
You’ll learn a broad set of thinking skills within a complete roadmap that takes you from problem identification through ideation to implementation and finally commercialization (when appropriate).
This course offers you the opportunity to work on real business challenges with guidance from the innovation experts behind The Innovator’s Toolkit: 50+ Techniques for Predictable and Sustainable Organic Growth. As a participant, you’ll learn the authors’ unique approach for innovating and designing new products, services, processes and business models.
With a hands-on, applied focus, this course teaches innovation and design thinking in a workshop environment that focuses on redefining innovation from a black area to a systematic problem-solving science.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Pre-class reading assignment
Unlike most creativity courses that focus only on idea generation and design courses that focus only on refining existing ideas, this course teaches you a diverse set of tools within a complete roadmap that takes you from problem identification to ideation to implementation to commercialization.
The Innovation and Design Thinking course follows a systematic innovation roadmap, D4 (Define, Discover, Develop and Demonstrate) to identify unmet customer needs, generate ideas to fulfill those needs, analyze the most promising solutions and test the end product/process. It enables you to do this within a purely innovation context, or as an enabler to your Lean Six Sigma program or project.
D4 Pipeline: Define, Discover, Develop, Demonstrate
This course offers you the opportunity to work on a real business issue with guidance from the innovation experts behind The Innovator’s Toolkit: 50+ Techniques for Predictable and Sustainable Organic Growth. As a participant, you’ll learn the authors’ unique approach for innovating and designing new products, services, processes and business models.
Techniques learned and applied in this course include but are not limited to:
With a hands-on, applied focus, this course teaches innovation and design tools in a workshop environment—complete with interactive lectures, practice exercises for each tool, simulations, and individualized mentoring on your real problems and challenges. You’ll practice solving mini problems and case studies throughout course and apply the full spectrum of thinking and tools to solve a bigger problem toward the end.
Pre-class reading assignment
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While we recognize the need to cancel due to unforeseen events, we
kindly ask that you consider the other students in this course when cancelling your enrollment.
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other students. Otherwise, the cancellation policy is below.
Lean Methods Group reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors.
We will do our best to ensure you are aware of changes 6 weeks prior to the course start date.
Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, Lean Methods Group is not responsible
for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
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