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Systematic Innovation of Products, Processes, and Services

November 18-22, 2019


This five-day program blends the perspectives of marketing, design, and engineering into a systematic approach to delivering innovation, and presents methods that can be put into immediate practice. The goal of this program is to help participants become systematic about innovation in order to create value for their businesses and their customers in the globally connected market.

Design and development projects today face a complex landscape of interrelated challenges, including technological feasibility, customer desirability, business viability, and environmental sustainability. This program explores the process of systematic innovation in product development, business processes, and service design, with a special focus on the end-to-end design and development process, beginning with creation and ending with commercialization and ongoing product/service leadership.


The program introduces a structured approach to design and customer analysis processes that draws on important trends that have become essential to successful innovation in today's businesses: the digitization of all business processes; the blending of product and service into integrated solutions; considerations around environmental sustainability; and the use of globally-distributed teams.


Participants will learn how to lead these innovation processes in a fluid world where the best-made assumptions can, and often do, change midstream. Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss these frameworks and apply them to their own personal responsibilities and experiences.


The concepts and frameworks covered in this program will enable participants to understand:

  • Why the process of innovation can be systematic?structured, reliable, and repeatable

  • When it makes sense for entrepreneurial firms to compete directly with established firms

  • How to evaluate market opportunities and identify customer needs in a systematic way

  • What actions you must take to capture some of the value you create with new products and services

  • How to structure an effective concept development process

  • How design iterations, project milestones, and reviews can be used to manage  a staged or spiral process

  • How products and processes can be designed for environmental sustainability

  • How design of services differs from new product development 

  • What is the impact of Generation Y employees on the creative process

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Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy (self-paced online)

November 20, 2019 - January 21, 2020


This online program from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) challenges common misconceptions surrounding AI and will equip and encourage you to embrace AI as part of a transformative toolkit.
With a focus on the organizational and managerial implications of these technologies, rather than on their technical aspects, you?ll leave this course armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to pioneer its successful integration in business.


What is artificial intelligence (AI)? What does it mean for business? And how can your company take advantage of it? This online program, designed by the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), will help you answer these questions.
Through an engaging mix of introductions to key technologies, business insights, case examples, and your own business-focused project, your learning journey will bring into sharp focus the reality of central AI technologies today and how they can be harnessed to support your business needs.
Focusing on key AI technologies, such as machine learning, natural language processing, and robotics, the course will help you understand the implications of these new technologies for business strategy, as well as the economic and societal issues they raise. MIT expert instructors examine how artificial intelligence will complement and strengthen our workforce rather than just eliminate jobs. Additionally, the program will emphasize how the collective intelligence of people and computers together can solve business problems that not long ago were considered impossible.

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Internet of Things: Business Implications and Opportunities (self-paced online)

November 27, 2019- January 28, 2020


This 6-week online executive program will look at the field of IoT, which is commonly understood to entail the inter-networking of devices in the physical world by fitting them with sensors and network-connected devices. While most courses today treat IoT as a technological topic, this course takes a different approach. IoT is not a technology, it's a leadership opportunity; a mechanism to transform businesses.


The program aims to help people envision and lead IoT-based transformations, not just understand the technical elements. The goal is to demystify IoT jargon so that managers can start to achieve the strategic advantage IoT makes possible.


The course will provide participants with an introduction to the necessary technologies, skill components, and enablers and constraints for using IoT in a business. It provides many examples where IoT is already transforming customer experience, operations and business models. It also explains the four key elements of leadership capability that make transformation possible through IoT. Real-world case studies, senior executive interviews, self-assessments, and practical assignments will guide participants as they construct a personal roadmap to gain strategic advantage from IoT.


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

  • Demonstrate the role of leadership and technological capabilities in implementing IoT for strategic advantage in business

  • Assess the mastery of digital capabilities in an organization

  • Evaluate the mastery of leadership capabilities in an organization

  • Articulate how key IoT technologies can improve organizational productivity and add value

  • Recommend strategies for developing the necessary skills and foundational capabilties to support the implementation of IoT technologies within an organization

  • Create a roadmap for the implementation of IoT in a business context


This executive program integrates rich, interactive media such as videos, infographics, and e-learning activities as well as traditional didactic components such as written study guides (course notes). There are opportunities for collaborative learning through discussion forums to provide participants with a complete overview of the field of IoT in business contexts, including emerging and innovative topics.


The program begins with an Orientation to welcome you to the Online Campus. During Orientation, you will explore your analysis environment, become comfortable with your new online classroom, meet your Success Team, and get to know your fellow classmates.


After Orientation, the course is broken down into six manageable, weekly modules, designed to accelerate your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Work through your downloadable and online instructional material

  • Interact with your peers and learning facilitators through weekly class-wide forums and graded small group discussions

  • Enjoy a wide range of interactive content, including video lectures, infographics, live polls, and more

  • Investigate rich, real-world case studies

  • Apply what you learn each week to quiz assessments and ongoing project submissions, culminating in the development of your own IoT roadmap


The time commitment is estimated at 6-8 hours per week, self-paced and entirely online.


SUCCESS TEAM
Throughout the course of the program, you will be supported by a team of professionals.

  • Head Facilitator: A subject expert who?ll guide you through content-related challenges
  • Success Manager: Your one-on-one support available during MIT hours (9am - 5pm EST) to resolve technical and administrative challenges
  • Global Success Team: Available 24/7 to solve your tech-related and administrative queries and concerns

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Business Process Design for Strategic Management (self-paced online)

November 27, 2019 - January 28, 2020


Learn to optimize business processes through Dynamic Work Design, a set of principles and methods for achieving sustainable improvement efforts of any scale, in any industry, and in any function.


Based on our highly-rated Implementing Improvement Strategies program, this six-week online course broadens access to the knowledge of industry thought leaders such as Nelson Repenning and Donald Kieffer, who integrated decades of industry practice and academic investigation to create Dynamic Work Design. The online program offers those who would previously be limited in accessing the on-campus course the opportunity to engage with a portion of the content in a flexible and personalized way, through a highly collaborative and supportive online environment. You?ll learn to implement improvement strategies naturally in your everyday work, not from a prescribed list, but from a deep personal understanding of the principles.


Unplanned events happen in all businesses - from communication breakdowns and the rise and fall of costs, to tighter turnaround times and employee disengagement. Use these pain points to lead improvement strategies and innovation in your organization with this online program which will expose you to the principles and development of Dynamic Work Design from the very creators of this sustainable operations improvement methodology. This program aims to teach you how to implement continuous improvement strategies into your organization?s work design, as well as change the way you think about your own work and role as a leader within a particular area of improvement.


You?ll develop an understanding of how to go about implementing improvement strategies; why improvement strategies usually fail; the psychological reasons behind learning, change, and motivation; principles of good work design; and how to go about problem solving effectively. The program culminates in the identification of issues within your organization and the development of a structured problem-solving document based on the A3 approach to continuous improvement which was first employed at Toyota and successfully adopted by many companies.

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Digital Business Strategy: Harnessing Our Digital Future (self-paced online)

November 27, 2019 - January 28, 2020


Explore how new and existing business strategies can be improved through the rebalancing of three key relationships: Minds and Machines, Products and Platforms, and the Core and the Crowd.
In recent years, innovative businesses have used a range of novel digital tools, from apps to AI, to invent new business models and delight customers with convenience, high quality, and low prices. This wave of technology fueled disruption has already transformed many industries, and it?s just getting started. This executive program explores how new and existing business strategies can be improved through the introduction of technologies and digital systems. The framework of the course is based on the book Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future written by MIT Sloan faculty and New York Times best selling authors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. This places the program in a unique position to leverage the knowledge and experience of these experts and guide you towards the creation of innovative business strategies.
This 6-week course will guide you through an exploration of the principles that underpin Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee?s book, research, and teaching. It frames this particular approach to business strategy as an attempt to find a balance between methods that have been used traditionally and new ways in which companies can use technology to improve their best-practices.
The main focus of this executive program is the rebalancing of three key relationships: human minds and machines; physical products and digital platforms; and the core (centralized knowledge) and the crowd (decentralized knowledge). You?ll be introduced to examples of companies that have excelled at finding a harmony between tradition and technology. Furthermore, you?ll be supported in uncovering ways to relate these principles to your organization through weekly, ongoing project submissions which encourage you to apply concepts to a business scenario.

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Management Analytics: Decision-Making Lessons from the Sports Industry (self-paced online)

November 27, 2019 - January 22, 2020


This program is designed for managers and executives who want to learn how to transform their organizations and make them more data-driven. While the technology used to analyze data is advancing, it?s still up to leaders to organize the way data is used and leveraged in an organization. This course aims to teach professionals how to lead this change, from planning to execution.
In an era of technology and information, managers and executives need to have the skills to lead their organizations with a data-driven strategy. In this course, which is based on our in-person program - Analytics Management: Business Lessons from the Sports Data Revolution, you will be exposed to the Analytics Management Framework, which outlines the strategic, technical, and managerial skills necessary to plan the integration of data analytics into your organization.
In order to develop these key capabilities, this program connects best practice case studies from the sports industry, which has led the way in analytics, to illustrate how data analytics can be used for improved insights at an organizational level. These case studies cover a wide range of factors involved in implementing data analytics in an organization, such as goal setting, identification of challenges, selection of appropriate technologies and tools, structuring of teams, interpretation and communication, and evaluation of the efficacy of an analytics strategy.
Over the course of six weeks, you?ll be guided on how to align data analytics with your organizational goals, how to improve decision making using data analytics, and how to translate analytics insights into positive, impactful action.

One of a Series: MIT Holidays

MIT Closed - Thanksgiving Day

November 28, 2019

One of a Series: MIT Holidays

MIT Closed - Day After Thanksgiving

November 29, 2019

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