Thinking Tools: Innovation in Business – EY Academy of Business

Thinking Tools: Innovation in Business

Systematic thinking course provides participants with a thorough understanding of techniques for innovative problem solving and new concept development. Participants also have the opportunity to learn and practice selected “thinking tools” and gain the knowledge and skills needed to increase company effectiveness.

We invite everyone who is interested to attend the course, especially:

  • Executives, managers of operational areas
  • Project managers and project team leaders, PMO employees
  • All interested in innovative problem solving techniques and the creation of innovative products and services
  • Anyone who wants to learn the unique tools necessary to achieve maximum effectiveness in management

Course objectives:

  • Familiarizing the Participants with Systematic Inventive Thinking – techniques of innovative problem solving and creating new innovative products/services
  • Learning and practising selected Thinking Tools: Quality change, Immediate environment, FFF
  • Acquiring the knowledge and capabilities necessary for a radical increase in business efficiency

Having completed the workshop, the Participants will be able to:

  • When required, use tools to consistently and repeatably move beyond thought patterns and generate new and innovative ideas in a very short period of time
  • Work on their own to develop an innovative solution to a problem and to create new innovative products and services
  • Use the tools learned to define projects whose implementation increases the competitiveness of the company

Introduction

  • Fixation – the reasons why our everyday perceptions of the world prevent us from seeing the possibilities that exist
  • Thinking pattern
  • Altshuler and the search for patterns of innovation creation
  • Consistent Inventive Thinking
  • Ways of breaking the fixation
  • Non-intuitive methods of finding new solutions

Innovative problem solving

  • The difference between a problem and a problem situation
  • The problem situation as a source of seeking innovation. Two stages of the innovative thinking process
  • An elegant solution in the language of innovation
  • Quality change technique in generating new concepts
  • The immediate environment technique in generating new concepts

Creating innovative products and services

  • The traditional approach to New Product Development and its fundamental limits
  • FFF (Function Follows Form) concept. How to make our minds create concepts that have not been generated by our competitors?
  • Methods of manipulating the existing products to create innovation
  • Five manipulation patterns. How is it that every ingenious idea we know fits into one of these patterns?
  • Regular idea generation

The process of creating an innovation

  • Idea vs. concept
  • Using the NFS concept to order generated ideas
  • Template of concept description
  • Translating the results of using Thinking Tools into a portfolio of projects

Bartosz Stawski - a specialist in Thinking Tools in management, a practitioner of Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Systematic Inventive Thinking methodology.

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Thinking Tools: Innovation in Business

Price

PLN 2300 net

Set of 2 Courses - Thinking Tools: Innovation in Business. Practical thinking tools

The set consists of two training courses: “Thinking Tools: Innovation in Business” and “Thinking Tools: Theory of Constraints (TOC)”

Price

PLN 3100 net

Thinking Tools: Innovation in Business

Systematic thinking course provides participants with a thorough understanding of techniques for innovative problem solving and new concept development. Participants also have the opportunity to learn and practice selected “thinking tools” and gain the knowledge and skills needed to increase company effectiveness.

For whom?

We invite everyone who is interested to attend the course, especially:

  • Executives, managers of operational areas
  • Project managers and project team leaders, PMO employees
  • All interested in innovative problem solving techniques and the creation of innovative products and services
  • Anyone who wants to learn the unique tools necessary to achieve maximum effectiveness in management
Objectives and benefits

Course objectives:

  • Familiarizing the Participants with Systematic Inventive Thinking – techniques of innovative problem solving and creating new innovative products/services
  • Learning and practising selected Thinking Tools: Quality change, Immediate environment, FFF
  • Acquiring the knowledge and capabilities necessary for a radical increase in business efficiency

Having completed the workshop, the Participants will be able to:

  • When required, use tools to consistently and repeatably move beyond thought patterns and generate new and innovative ideas in a very short period of time
  • Work on their own to develop an innovative solution to a problem and to create new innovative products and services
  • Use the tools learned to define projects whose implementation increases the competitiveness of the company
Programme

Introduction

  • Fixation – the reasons why our everyday perceptions of the world prevent us from seeing the possibilities that exist
  • Thinking pattern
  • Altshuler and the search for patterns of innovation creation
  • Consistent Inventive Thinking
  • Ways of breaking the fixation
  • Non-intuitive methods of finding new solutions

Innovative problem solving

  • The difference between a problem and a problem situation
  • The problem situation as a source of seeking innovation. Two stages of the innovative thinking process
  • An elegant solution in the language of innovation
  • Quality change technique in generating new concepts
  • The immediate environment technique in generating new concepts

Creating innovative products and services

  • The traditional approach to New Product Development and its fundamental limits
  • FFF (Function Follows Form) concept. How to make our minds create concepts that have not been generated by our competitors?
  • Methods of manipulating the existing products to create innovation
  • Five manipulation patterns. How is it that every ingenious idea we know fits into one of these patterns?
  • Regular idea generation

The process of creating an innovation

  • Idea vs. concept
  • Using the NFS concept to order generated ideas
  • Template of concept description
  • Translating the results of using Thinking Tools into a portfolio of projects

Price

PLN 2300 net

Location

Kraków

Date

11-12 July 2022 – Kraków

Contact

Natalia Medyńska

Course coordinator

  • +48 789 407 645
  • natalia.medynska@pl.ey.com