Innovation management guides an organization in response to opportunities, whether internal or external. This course will address innovation in the front end of product commercialization and public-service provision. Through lectures and case studies, we will explore innovation concepts, tools and methods as they apply to products, processes and services. Topics include: defining strategic problems; the generation and selection of ideas; scientific methods for accelerating discovery and test hypotheses; the customer or stakeholder voice; product portfolio planning; and product architecture.
This course qualifies for 36 professional development units (PDUs).
• Create your own innovation framework based on the types of innovation at different stages of market adoption and an implementation process.
• Take home an innovation implementation process.
• Build your toolkit for innovation and learn how to use them it in real-life business scenarios to drive innovation.
• Identify an innovation project in your life (work or personal) and kick off your project.
• Build a network of like-minded professionals and continue your learning from each other.