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Before Week 1

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Week 1, Classes 1 & 2 | What’s This DT&L Thing About?

Discuss During Class
  • Introduction to DT&L (Monday)
  • DT&L Project
  • Team Organization
  • Project Focus
  • DT&L alumni visit (Wednesday)

Week 2, Class 3 & 4 | How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the role and purpose of a futurist
  • Classify probable, plausible and possible trends and futures
  • Identify and summarize key 2020 trends
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • FTI Framework
  • Role of futurists and forecasting
  • Review current events
Deliverable(s)

Week 3, Class 5 | A Pandemic Drives Acceleration

Monday: Labor Day – No Class
Learning Objectives
  • Analyze the impact of the pandemic on developing trends
  • Determine the influence of the pandemic as an accelerator
  • Understand the impact of the pandemic on trends
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • FTI Methodologies
  • Pandemic as an Accelerator
  • Coping With Uncertainty

Week 4, Classes 6 & 7 | Dots… What Dots? & Creativity & Ideas

Learning Objectives
  • Investigate the impact of the fringe on trends and futures
  • Identify problems that are ready for new solutions
  • Identify potential new solutions to problems
  • Identify and determine what is the future of “x”
  • Develop a fringe map
  • Apply CIPHER to “What for X” perspective
Review Before Class (Monday)
Discuss During Class (Monday)
  • How did we get here? The significance of 2007
  • Review current events
Review Before Class (Wednesday)
Discuss During Class (Wednesday)
Deliverable(s)
  • P1: Preliminary Evaluation Due Saturday No Later Than 6:48p EDT

Week 5, Classes 8 & 9 | The Importance of Storytelling

Learning Objectives
  • Understand trend trajectory and timing
  • Explain the importance of storytelling
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • Scenario Planning
  • Monitoring Trends

Week 6, Classes 10 & 11 | Scenarios for All Sorts of Stuff

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the significance of scenario planning
  • Identify key lenses, critical issues, key drivers, primary motivators and develop implications
  • Analyze trend likelihood and impact
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • Scenario Planning
  • Understand “If This, Then That”

Week 7, Classes 12 & 13 | Disruptive Innovation & Jobs To Be Done

Learning Objectives
  • Understand disruptive innovation
  • Distinguish the three types of innovation
  • Understand JTBD
  • Distinguish functional, social, and emotional jobs to be done
Prepare In Anticipation Of Discussion
  • Range, Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
Review Before Class (Monday)
Discuss During Class (Monday)
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Review current events
Review Before Class (Wednesday)
Discuss During Class (Wednesday)
  • Applying JBTD
  • Review current events

Week 8, Classes 14 & 15 | Digital Transformation (Dx) & The Future

Learning Objectives
  • Understand digital transformation
  • Distinguish between disruptive innovation and Dx
  • Explain the stages of Dx
Prepare In Anticipation Of Discussion
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • Dx
  • Review current events
Deliverable(s)
  • P2: Interim Report Due Saturday No Later Than 6:48p EDT

Week 9, Classes 16 & 17 | Aggregation Theory & Antitrust

Learning Objectives
  • Explain Aggregation Theory
  • Understand the implications of aggregation in a knowledge economy
  • Explain the difference between an economy of scarcity and one of abundance
  • Evaluate whether antitrust law is appropriate for the challenges presented by a knowledge economy
Prepare In Anticipation Of Discussion
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • Aggregation Theory
  • Review current events

Week 10, Classes 18 & 19 | IoT & Big Data 

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the Internet of Things
  • Explain Big Data
  • Understand the relationship between IoT and Big Data
Prepare In Anticipation Of Discussion
Review Before Class (Monday)
Discuss During Class (Monday)
  • IoT
  • Review current events
Review Before Class (Wednesday)
Discuss During Class (Wednesday)
  • Big Data
  • Implications of Zuck’s speech
  • Review current events

Week 11, Classes 20 & 21 | Cloud Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the Cloud Computing
  • Explain Artificial Intelligence
  • Understand the relationship between IoT, Big Data, Cloud Computing and AI
Prepare In Anticipation Of Discussion
Review Before Class (Monday)
Discuss During Class (Monday)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Review current events
Review Before Class (Wednesday)
Discuss During Class (Wednesday)
  • AI in all it’s glory!
  • Review current events

Week 12, Classes 22 & 23 | The Future of Work

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the implications presented by FoW
  • Explain the impact of accelerators on FoW
  • Analyze the work force implications of FoW
Prepare In Anticipation Of Discussion
  • Range, Chapters 11 & 12, Conclusion
Review Before Class
Discuss During Class
  • Future of work
  • Benefits of being a generalist
  • Review current events
Deliverable(s)
  • P2: Interim Report Due Saturday No Later Than 6:48p ET

Week 13, Classes 24 & 25 | Perspective

Review Before Class
  • Prepare for Perspective Discussions
Discuss During Class
Deliverable(s)

Week 14, Class 26  | Gretzky Plan Discussions

Wednesday (11/26): Thanksgiving Break – No Class

Review Before Class (Monday)
Discuss During Class (Monday)
  • Project discussions
Deliverable(s)

Week 15, Classes 27 & 28  | DT&L Project Summaries / Course Wrap

Review Before Class
  • Review DT&L Projects in preparation for discussion of summaries
Discuss During Class
  • DT&L Project Summary discussions
  • Course Wrap