Course Description and Curriculum

An organization’s ability to assess and understand its foundational capabilities across functions is core to innovation and improvement. The Master Planning for Innovation (MPI) model focuses on these capabilities and establishes critical linkages to process design and execution, information management, and technology.

This course will walk you through the fundamental tenets of the MPI methodology and show you how to align around important change initiatives; establish clear authority and responsibilities; establish clear roles and deliverables; appropriately resource and plan for change; and organize your information management and flow.

  • 1

    MPI-1 Introduction and Stage Setting

    • MPI-1.1 Introduction

    • MPI-1.2 APQC's Process Management and Improvement Approach

    • MPI-1.3 APQC Process Management Life Cycle and Seven Tenets

    • MPI-1.4 Learning Objectives for Master Planning for Innovation

  • 2

    MPI-2 What Is MPI?

    • MPI-2.1 Defining MPI

    • MPI-2.2 Quiz #1

  • 3

    MPI-3 Capability Model

    • MPI-3.1 Defining the Capability Model

    • MPI-3.2 Transforming An Organization With MPI

    • MPI-3.3 Structure of the Capability Model

    • MPI- 3.4 Quiz #2 What is MPI and Capability?

  • 4

    MPI-4 Capability Initiative Roadmap

    • MPI-4.1 Roadmap For Building Organizational Capability

    • MPI-4.2 Charter a Project

    • MPI-4.3 Quiz #3 A Roadmap and Project Charter

  • 5

    MPI-5 Project Execution

    • MPI-5.1 Current State Analysis

    • MPI-5.2 Future State Design

    • MPI-5.3 Gap Analysis and Implementation Plan

    • MPI-5.4 Quiz #4 What Is Project Implementation?

    • MPI-5.5 Demonstration of a Heat Map

  • 6

    MPI-6 Sustain The Capability

    • MPI-6.1 Monitor the Capability Portfolio and Organizational Capabilities

  • 7

    MPI-7 Summary

    • MPI-7.1 Best Practices in Change Management

  • 8

    MPI-8 Highlights and Wrap-Up

    • MPI-8.1 Close

    • MPI - 8.2 Course Evaluation


Senior Advisor

Dewey Dorsett

Dewey joined APQC in 2015. He has been a lead consultant and senior advisor for 20+ years to both the service and manufacturing industries. His experience includes work with functions in research and development, operations, sales, supply chain, services and finance. This work has encompassed Process and Product design, Process Architecture, Scorecard development, Lean/Six Sigma Deployments, Business Process Re-design (BPR & BPM), and Supply Chain Management. His focus is on aligning change initiatives with organizational, strategic goals. Dewey also has extensive experience in performance management, team building, team facilitation and change management. Dewey is a certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Master Black Belt.