Training Class: Fostering IT Innovation and Design Thinking

/Training Class: Fostering IT Innovation and Design Thinking
Training Class: Fostering IT Innovation and Design Thinking 2018-07-23T14:58:21+00:00

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Class Description

Fostering IT Innovation and Design Thinking (one day)

Innovation in IT is the successful creation, implementation, enhancement and/or improvement of a technical process, business process, software product, hardware product, or cultural factor that reduces costs, enhances productivity, increases company competitiveness, or provides other business value. Creative thinking within IT is the mental process, applied by an individual or by IT as a whole that considers ways to enhance the value of IT to the organization it serves.

This class is designed to provide IT leaders with the information, insights, and tools needed to foster innovation and enhance creative thinking within their IT organization.

Class Topics include:

  • Expanding Your Thinking
    • Looking Beyond Your Job Role
    • Circular Learning
      • Step 1: Knowledge gathered
      • Step 2: Insights Gained
      • Step 3: Actionable Items
    • The Inspiration Paradox
  • Thoughts on Innovation
    • Organizational Goals of Innovation
    • IT Goals of Innovation
    • Barriers to IT Innovation
    • Innovation Pipeline
    • Project Management Vs. Research and Development
    • Types of Innovation
    • Why Innovation is Part of the Job
    • Business Uses of Innovation
  • Organizational Thinking
    • Planning and Positioning
    • Organizational Learning
    • Constructive Transformation
  • 8 Enablers of IT Innovation
  • 7 Drivers of IT Innovation
  • 7 Step IT Innovation Process
  • Design Thinking
    • Background and History
    • Design Thinking Process
      • Empathize
      • Define
      • Ideate
      • Prototype
      • Test
    • What Is? What If? What Wows? What Works?
    • Example Usage and Successes
  • Convergent Facilitation Tools
    • Brainstorming
    • Six Hats
    • Mind Mapping
    • Assumption Analysis
    • Destination Inspiration
    • Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT)
    • Empathetic Allegory
    • Wouldn’t it be great if . . .
  • Divergent Facilitation Tools
    • COCD Box
    • Issue/Opportunity Redefinition
    • Hundred Dollar Prioritization Test
    • Negative Selection Reduction
    • Decision Matrix
    • Five Finger Method
    • Decision Trees

Key Take-Aways:

  • An understanding of successful innovation within an IT context
  • Insights into the advantages, drivers, uses, and pitfalls of innovation within IT
  • Specific ways to create an culture of innovation within your IT organization
  • Conceptual understanding of the creative thinking process

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