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Business Innovation, IT-M 882

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 environments. Current economic conditions and global sourcing requires that innovation becomes a leading tool for developing a competitive edge. Innovation is considered a competency of education, design engineering, and a select few employees that is insufficiently represented 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.

Course Outline: 

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

Expected Outcomes: 

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

Grading Details: 

Grading/CEU award for this course includes assignments, exams, projects, labs and paper.