MGT-411 / 4 credits

Teacher: Peters Tilo

Language: English


Summary

This is a collection of lectures on "structured innovation systems," codified approaches to stimulating and managing the process of innovation. Some of the systems to be covered may be Design Thinking, Open Innovation, Crowdsourcing, Lean Innovation, and other structured innovation systems.

Content

Keywords

Innovation management; innovation systems; new product development; 

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

MGT-414 Technology & Innovation Strategy

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Compare various innovation management tools and
  • Contrast their application in context of the desired outcome.
  • Assess / Evaluate the practicability of various innovation tools in relation to the nature of the required innovative outcome.
  • Formulate an appropriate innovation management plan.
  • Argue in favor of your selected plan.
  • Integrate aspects of multiple innovation approaches.
  • Specify how innovation systems can benefit the firm.
  • Structure an innovation plan.

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Assess progress against the plan, and adapt the plan as appropriate.
  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Take account of the social and human dimensions of the engineering profession.
  • Respect relevant legal guidelines and ethical codes for the profession.

Teaching methods

Case method, supplemented with lectures, films and external speakers.

Expected student activities

Attend all classes

Read all material assigned for the course

Participate actively in class discussions

Participate in and contribute equally to group assignments.

Read and prepare case studies (individual)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment combining:

40% Group deliverables

60% Individual take-home exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

A list of readings for each session will be distributed at the beginning of the course.

 

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Innovation management
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Innovation management
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Innovation management
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Innovation management
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Innovation management
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
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19-20     
20-21     
21-22