Essay Innovation

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MGT 550B MANAGING THE INNOVATION PROCESS
Course Introduction

Managing the Innovation Process

Panos Kouvelis Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Management

INSTRUCTOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Managing the Innovation Process

Panos Kouvelis Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Management

PANOS KOUVELIS
Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management Director of Boeing Center on Technology, Information & Manufacturing Sr. Associate Dean & Director of Executive Programs


Has Always Been a Good Student !! (avoided “real life” as much as possible) B.S., Mechanical Engineering, NTUA M.S., Industrial & Systems Eng., USC MBA, USC Ph.D., Operations
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Innovation creates new possibilities by bringing together a multitude of diverse firm assets – skills, brand, technology, etc. – and then developing the associated processes and organization, followed by managing the uncertainty and managing the competitive environment. The objective of the course is to help our students develop the needed managerial skills in managing the complex, multistage process of innovation under highly uncertain conditions.

Managing the Innovation Process

Panos Kouvelis Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Management

DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION
SESSION 1
Innovation as a process Discussion: IDEO Innovation Process for Products & Services
Experimentation, Learning & Prototyping Discussion: 1) Bank of America: Experimentation in Services 2) BMW: Experimentation Technologies/Prototyping Managing Development Processes Under Uncertainty Discussion: 1) The flying car (Vol De Nuit) 2) Medtronic the Cardiac Pacemaker Business
Panos Kouvelis Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations & Manufacturing Management

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

Managing the Innovation Process

DETAILED COURSE DESCRIPTION (cont’d.)
SESSION 4
Selection & Management of Development Projects Discussion: 1) Project selection (American Switching Systems) 2) Aggregate project plans (Le Petit Chef)
Managing Disruptive Innovation

SESSION 5

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