2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

MSIT 3760 - Design Thinking Approach to Product Development

Creating a product or service that will disrupt an industry is every entrepreneur’s vision. Providing next level innovative features that allow continued dominance in a market is every large corporation’s goal. Both of these executive aspirations are predicated on a culture of continuous innovation. Design Thinking is its fuel.

Utilizing the design firm IDEO’s texts, we’ll study their process for innovation and discover the strategies that made them a Silicon Valley success story. Through readings, homework assignments, presentations and classroom discussions, we’ll explore their ideas for team-work, the deep-dive, observational based learning, and problem statements.

Having traversed the project management track, you’ve built an understanding of the technical product delivery framework. You’ve mastered advanced agile skills and absorbed the concepts of the learning organization. Now with Design Thinking Approach to Product Development, you’ll finally add the critical processes for innovation that will feed the system with customer pleasing features.

Prerequisites: MSIT 3840 IT Project Management Fundamentals  

Anticipated Terms Offered: Varied