Reinforce Your Team's Performance

Transform your department or organization with MIT Professional Education group benefits

The more team members you enroll in your organization, the more benefits you can acquire. Depending on the number of members enrolled in our courses, you could obtain these benefits:

  • Special pricing
  • Focus-based, industry-specific feedback from specialized learning facilitators
  • Collaborative learning experience
  • Overall better performance and outcomes

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Why Enroll in this Course?

Acquire the necessary tools and techniques to work with parts and people to move forward in your innovation.

Learn more about the benefits the innovative and transformative framework can offer you and your organization.

Explore how to turn “hunches” into tangible, real-world hurdles by envisioning their solutions.

Beginning with your initial hunch and the resources you already have, you will explore the systematic process of innovating. In doing so you will examine the role of critical thinking in innovating, design your own toolkit to solve real-world problems and learn more about the benefits this framework can offer you and your organization.

What will you learn?

Delve into hunches

Work with strategies and toolkits for innovation

How to work with limited resources

Collect and use data & information appropriately

Certificate Innovation and Technology | MIT Professional Education

All the participants who successfully complete their program will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*.

To obtain CEUs, complete the accreditation confirmation, which is available at the end of the course. CEUs are calculated for each course based on the number of learning hours.

*The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of ongoing learning to indicate the amount of time they have devoted to a non-credit/non-degree professional development program.

To understand whether or not these CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, please consult your training department or licensing authority directly.

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Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to General Method and Structure of Problems

In this module, you'll become familiar with the three fundamental skills for innovating: being productively wrong, working with parts you already have, and learning how to move up and down scale to reduce uncertainty.

Module 2: On Hunches and Scoping out Problems

In this module, we will understand how to come up with a hunch and how to work with one, as well as how to streamline a hunch to formulate and scope out a problem.

Module 3: The Structure of an Opportunity Hypothesis

After learning how to formulate our ideas, we will learn how to outline organizational hypotheses that can solve our problems. We will learn how to approach people and give them a precise description of our organization. Finally, we will take care of adjacencies.

Module 4: Making the Problem and Opportunities Tangible (Parts and People) at Table Scale

Next, we will learn how to work with parts and people, and how to bring your problem to table scale, we will understand the difference between digital, tangible, and non-tangible parts and help you identify the pitfalls of overreliance on digital twins.

Module 5: Advocating for What's Next-Scaling Up

In Module 5 we will learn how to advocate for scaling up, how to use storytelling to help you in advocacy, and how to produce a checklist that can help you face — and conquer — uncertainty.

Module 6: Creating Technology-Problem Report

Moving forward we will use the data we've collected thus far, understand what pitfalls to avoid when creating a technology-problem report (the don'ts), and write your final effective technology-problem report.



MIT Faculty Director of Innovation Teams Enterprise (MIT Engineering and MIT Sloan) Innovator, Educator, Author, AI Problem Solver

All the enrolled participants will receive an exclusive copy of Dr. Luis Perez Breva’s e-book, “Innovating: A Doer’s Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong.”

This excellent course is not just a 'follow the recipe' technique, rather it is a structured way of mentally approaching and evaluating innovation. It equips you to think critically and creatively about the solution you perceive, recognize and deal with innovation problems early on in the process, and remove uncertainties. I found the framework presented to be valuable and thought-provoking, and it is definitely something I will use in the future.

Andy Jones - Managing Director, Avalem Ltd.

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