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Agile Strategy and Collaborative Leadership

Increasing business complexity and the emergence of networks is changing the practice of strategic management. Today’s managers need to understand how to design and guide complex collaborations to accelerate innovation. These collaborations cross organizational boundaries both inside and outside the corporation. Technology and innovation management require the fast, agile development of these sophisticated collaborations. This course will introduce you to the new disciplines of agile strategy and collaborative leadership. Participants will learn how to design and guide complex collaborations by following a discipline of simple rules. Based on strategic doing, a discipline incubated at Purdue since 2005, the course will consist of short presentations, in-class exercises, and case discussions.

Benefits of the Program

  • Understand how sophisticated strategies can emerge from complex networks by following simple rules
  • Design and guide an agile strategy process
  • Manage collaborations toward measurable outcomes by using and agile process
  • Understand the skills of collaborative leadership in open, loosely connected networks