Training & Certification

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.

Format: Virtual Live Instructor-led Classroom
Topic: Innovation and Strategy
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Next Workshop

November 02, 2020 - November 06, 2020

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. MT – 4:30 p.m. MT
Friday: 8:30 a.m. MT – noon MT

Price

$3,575.00

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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Solve business problems using a variety of innovation and design tools.
  • Understand how the outputs of some tools flow as inputs into other tools along the chain of innovation and design.
  • Identify unarticulated customer needs and get to the heart of your innovation and design dilemmas.
  • Discover alternative solutions using innovative problem-solving tools.
  • Develop ideas into solutions and demonstrate success with prototyping and piloting.
  • Apply a roadmap for innovation and design to solve business problems with measurable success.

Pre-requisites

Pre-class reading assignment

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who needs an innovative approach to problem-solving, or to new product, process or service design.
  • Expert problem solvers and Lean Six Sigma practitioners who desire more knowledge, skills and tools.
  • Candidates enrolled in the Lean Methods Group Master Black Belt or Lean Master program.
  • Professionals in R&D, product development, product management and marketing

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:

DEFINE

  • Jobs To Be Done
  • Outcome Expectations
  • Ideal Innovation
  • Job Scoping
  • Kirton Adaption-Innovation
  • Nine Windows

DISCOVER

  • Resource Optimization
  • Random Stimulus
  • Imaginary Brainstorming
  • Structured Abstraction
  • Concept Tree
  • Six Modes of Thinking

DEVELOP

  • Function Structure
  • TILMAG
  • Morphological Matrix

DEMONSTRATE

  • Mistake Proofing
  • Prototyping & Piloting

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-requisites

Pre-class reading assignment

DAY ONE - Click Here

  • Introduction and agenda
  • Fundamentals of innovation and growth
  • The innovation road map
  • Jobs to be done
  • Customer job mapping
  • Job scoping
  • Ethnography

DAY TWO - Click Here

  • Outcome expectations
  • Importance/satisfaction surveys
  • Value quotient
  • Cognitive style

DAY THREE - Click Here

  • Ethnography practice
  • Rules for brainstorming
  • Creative challenge
  • Brainwriting 6-3-5
  • Idea sorting and refinement
  • Concept tree
  • Random stimulus

DAY FOUR - Click Here

  • TRIZ
  • SCAMPER
  • Six modes of thinking

DAY FIVE - Click Here

  • Impact/effort matrix
  • Pugh matrix
  • Mistake proofing

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Internet connection with modern browser

Operating System: Microsoft Windows (7 and higher) or Apple Mac OS X

Display Properties Setting: Minimum 1024 x 768 screen resolution

 

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Edge

 

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Legacy browsers with known issues:

Internet Explorer 10 and below

Safari 7 and below

 

Note: the course content requires that any pop-up blocker be disabled

Classes meet through Microsoft Teams

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.
We ask for 6 weeks advance notice so that we may fill your spot and ensure a fun class for the
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.

  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee, or you may apply toward another
    workshop. Please see below.
    o Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 6 weeks before the start of the course receive
    a full refund/transfer.Requests received within 4 weeks of the course shall receive a 50% refund.
    o After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    o Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    o If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another Lean Methods e-
    learning or instructor-led course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs, PDUs and a
    Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

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