Organizational Structures for Innovation Plain Simple

Learn about the various organizational structures for the development of new products and services & innovation.
Organizational Structures for Innovation Plain Simple
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392.99 MB
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0h 59m



Thomas Giordano


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Organizational Structures for Innovation Plain Simple

What you’ll learn

How successful business executives work with engineers
How successful engineers work with business executives
How to organize and meet the demands of deadlines and high quality at the same time

Organizational Structures for Innovation Plain Simple


There are no course requirements or prerequisites. This course is a foundation course.


Note: This course was recently updated (Dec 2022)WHY IS THIS COURSE IMPORTANT?In these days of rapid healthcare innovation, many new products and services are being introduced every day.  Organizational structures for the development and launch of these new products and services are many and varied.  Some are built to optimize business objectives, some engineering excellence,  others drive towards on-time availability and still others to maintain employee expertise as a core organizational asset.  Ideally we want to tune our organizational structures to maximize all of these worthwhile objectives.WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS COURSE?This course will introduce a number of basic organizational structures and discuss the tradeoffs involved with each.  In addition, there is often natural conflicts which exist between the business executives of the organization and the team chartered with developing and launching the  new products and services.  This course will discuss the basis for this natural conflict and try and define a structure that both business and technical objectives can be met.The topics covered in this “Organize for Healthcare Product Development, Plain & Simple” course are:Functional OrganizationMatrix OrganizationProject OrganizationVenture OrganizationHealthcare ExampleBusiness vs Engineering MindsetEngineering EstimatesThe Triple ConstraintGlobal Development TeamsThis course includes:Video lecturesQuiz to test your retentionSignificant number of resources to do a deeper dive into this topic.WHO IS THE IDEAL STUDENT FOR THIS COURSE?You will learn a lot from this course if you areCurious about how to reorganize your innovation teams to achieve successWant to learn more about the various options for organizing development teamsBecome more familiar with the various points of conflicts of teamsWHAT IS YOUR TEACHING STYLE?My teaching style is a very pragmatic one. I assume you know nothing about this topic and start with the foundation and build from there. Some of these concepts could be challenging, so I sprinkle in as many examples as I can, both non healthcare and healthcare, to assure full understanding of the topic. This is why I have appended “Plain and Simple” to all my courses.WHY ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO TEACH THIS COURSE?I spent 35 years in the designing and launching of medical imaging products and services. My career evolved from leading engineering teams, to becoming VP Marketing and then to president of a Healthcare IT firm. It is also based on 15 years of university teaching.


Section 1: Course

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 Functional and Matrix Organizational Structures

Lecture 3 Project and Venture Organziational Structures

Lecture 4 Challenges of Estimating Project Success

Lecture 5 International Development Team Challenges

Section 2: Library of Resources on Organizational Structures for Innovation

Lecture 6 Relevant articles on organizational structures for innovation (Web Links)

Lecture 7 Other courses related to this topic (Bonus Lecture)

Those currently in a healthcare position, wanting to learn more about organizational structures that support innovative thinking.,Those with a business mindset, trying to work with engineers.,Those learners who want to lead both project and skill based organizations,The eternally curious

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Udemy | English | 0h 59m | 392.99 MB
Created by: Thomas Giordano

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