Disruption in this context refers to the challenging of traditional approaches, status quo or norms. Disruptive thinking allows new angles and approaches to be considered as part of solving problems and meeting customer needs.
You will demonstrate competency in disruptive thinking by showing an ability to challenge the status quo, look outside of your own sphere of reference and bring ‘outside the box’ solutions to traditional problems or customer needs.
Collaborative platforms are environments based on a social network foundation. They may generate untapped value as a commercial entity or communication method through leveraging a network effect. Examples of collaborative platforms include: Airbnb, Uber, Etsy, Kickstarter, Thingiverse etc.
You will demonstrate an understanding of collaborative platforms by explaining how your project leverages the power of network or why your project has chosen not to leverage the power of networks.
The business model canvas is a strategic management template used to align the value proposition of a business with their audience, product, infrastructure and finances. Businesses use the business model canvas to ensure synergy between their activities and the aim they wish to deliver to their customers.
You will demonstrate your understanding of the business model canvas through applying the key areas of your business idea to the business model canvas.
3D visualisation is any technique used for creating 3D images, diagrams or animations to communicate a message.
You will demonstrate basic competency in 3D visualisation by demonstrating your ideas and solutions to problems using a 3D visualisation software.
3D Printing refers to the various processes and techniques used to create a three-dimensional object. These objects can be almost any shape or geometry, and are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source. A 3D printer is a type of industrial robot.
You will demonstrate basic competency in 3D printing by creating a working prototype and final product using a 3D printer.
Synthesis is the process of bringing together separate elements or components of a problem in order to form a coherent whole.
You will demonstrate skill in synthesis through contextualising research, ideas and data in order to form a coherent solution to a problem. You will understand how to interpret data to reach a hypothesis, choose a focus area and create context.
Creativity and ideation are the processes of generating ideas, insights and solutions that are contextual to a brief, scenario or problem.
You will demonstrate competency in ideation through generating ideas that are contextual to a problem. You will demonstrate creativity in the ideation process by approaching the problem from varying perspectives and using information from various sources to drive your ideation approach.
Primary research is first-hand research, carried out to answer specific issues or questions. It can involve questionnaires, surveys or interviews with individuals or small groups. Note: research refers to diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover facts or principles.
You will demonstrate primary research techniques including: problem identification, questionnaire or survey construction, carrying out research interviews, presenting your research with data visualisation, communicating research results and embedding actionable insights toward solving problems.
Secondary research is the summary, collation and/or synthesis of existing research . Note: research refers to diligent and systematic inquiry or investigation into a subject in order to discover facts or principles.
You will demonstrate skill in secondary research through secondary research techniques: including identifying, critical review, collation and contextualising of existing research. You will also demonstrate an ability to communicate the results and embed actionable insights towards solving problems.
Feasibility refers to the ability to complete a project successfully, analysing and assessing financial, legal, technical, market, scheduling and other factors. A feasibility analysis allows the positive and negative factors and the practicality of a solution to be considered before work begins on developing the product or service.
You will demonstrate skill in feasibility by applying the measures of practicality to a solution idea. You will explore options regarding the financial, legal, technical, market needs and scheduling factors of your proposed solution.
Good presentation and public speaking skills are key to many influential roles in today's business world. Effective presentations are made up of a variety of elements. You have to know what your audience wants, and balance that with what you need to tell them. You need to prepare interesting, engaging content. You must be confident, engaging and charismatic in presenting the material, you have to know how to manage your environment successfully, and you need to make sure that your message has maximum impact.
You will demonstrate skill in presenting by demonstrating audience engagement and captivation with your content, controlling the environment while you present your ideas clearly and confidently, ensuring that the key message reaches the audience.
Our fully accredited coaches will sit with you to identify your strengths and focus on an area of development you can work on during the course of the project. Our coaches will give you the best chance of success by setting a personalised action plan you can follow. Regular coaching catchups help ensure you’re on target.
Dispositional skills to choose from: