Course Description

This course will walk you through the fundamental tenets of the Master Planning for Innovation (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. As an IACET Accredited Provider, APQC offers .4 IACET CEUs for this course that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.


  • 1

    MPI-1 Introduction and Stage Setting

    • MPI-1.1 Introduction

    • MPI-1.2 APQC Course Completion Requirements

    • MPI-1.3 APQC's Process Management and Improvement Approach

    • MPI-1.4 APQC Process Management Life Cycle and Seven Tenets

    • MPI-1.5 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.