Disruptors Academy

Digital Technology and Innovation Short Course
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What’s in this course?

Module 1

In module 1 we explore: 

  • Radical Innovation
  • Architectural Innovation
  • Incremental Innovation
  • Disruptive Innovation

We will also introduce your to different models used to categorise these innovation types.

Module 2

This module covers:

  • Value vs Utility
  • Opportunity costs of innovation
  • Building a business case for innovation
  • Communicating innovating value

Module 3

This module explores: 

  • Agile and Lean – Method history and rationale for approaches
  • Design thinking
  • Rapid prototyping

Module 4

Module 4 includes: 

  • Data scope and issues 
  • Problem solving 
  • Problem resourcing
  • Curating expertise
  • Success and failure criteria

Module 5

Module 5 focuses on data-based decision making, including developing an understanding of data its use in practice through a variety of case studies.

Module 6

Module 6 looks into: 

  • Data management theory
  • Data gathering

Module 7

This module explores: 

  • Change research
  • The shape of change
  • Overcoming change resistance
  • Documenting and visualising change 
  • Committing to, and formalising change adoption

Module 8 

The final module in this short course looks at: 

  • Backlog development
  • Development of business case
  • Developing change strategy for solutions

Agile Solutions

The aim of this Digital Technologies and Innovation Short Course is to arm participants with a clear set of concepts, methods, and metrics to identify, nurture, and evaluate the impact of technology on business innovation.

The course is structured around four specific axes:

  • Context: Analysing the impact of the digital economy on our perceptions of work, the workplace, productivity, and innovation
  • Methods and technologies: Understanding current practices of omnichannel distribution, social commerce, and digital transformation
  • Case studies: Exploring specific experiences in several industries:  banking, manufacturing, retail, and public service.
  • Metrics:  Applying different benchmarks of innovation

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the different manifestations of innovation and understand where they should be applied
  • Identify trends in digital technology adoption and diffusion
  • Understand and deploy innovation methods in business contexts
  • Develop and complete a business innovation canvas for their company
  • Investigate and prioritise business products and processes for innovation
  • Design and develop solutions to business problems.

This is a self-paced short course.  No assessment is required, however, there are options to convert the unit into a recognised course of study, with the completion of specific assessment tasks.  You can also contact the course director to discuss options for formal assessment and unit accreditation.


“We had an enjoyable and challenging day and achieved some unexpected and welcome results in the Design Jam. I'd be very happy to work with Gavin and the team again. Their guidance has certainly accelerated our forward progress. ”

Jeanette Jifkins,
Chair, On The Line


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