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Number:MG433
Name:Innovation, Change, and Agile Projects
Description:This course provides an overview of concepts and strategies used to select optimal options for change. Management and leadership skills are employed to build broad support for change, diffuse innovation, and achieve successful execution through solid project management practices. Topics include organizational culture, innovation processes, technology forecasting, organizational development, use of technology, service-oriented architecture, joint process change, reengineering, diffusion of innovations theory, social epidemic theory, learning organizations, and change implementation strategies.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:Y
Pre-Requisite(s):
PM minor, or approval.

Course Objectives

Students completing this course will be able to: Evaluate methods, explore options, apply agile approaches, and select appropriate solutions to foster change and innovation at organizational and project levels. Develop appropriate plans and tactics to enable change, innovation, and agile responses that maximize net value creation. Manage the effective execution and control of change and innovation processes that include the ability to adapt to further change, resource limitations, or resistance. Organize the processes in such a way so that the innovation of change projects and processes achieve objectives and reach closure, while integrating to multiple or larger projects or environments. Integrate and effect change and innovation within legal, ethical, and professional standards, including sustainability and social responsibility.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2015 BUILDING THE AGILE ENTERPRISE CUMMINS 8 ELSEVIER
S 2015 MANAGING INNOVATION-W/E-BOOK ACCESS TIDD 5TH 13 WILEY
U 2014 BUILDING THE AGILE ENTERPRISE CUMMINS 8
U 2014 MANAGING INNOVATION-W/E-BOOK ACCESS TIDD 5TH 13