The Breakthrough Management Group (BMG) has announced a new class entitled Innovation Tools for Black Belts. Specifically designed for Six Sigma and Lean practitioners, the class teaches a number of powerful innovation techniques. You can find a basic course description here, while a more detailed course outline is available here in PDF format.
This five-day course teaches 13 different creative problem-solving techniques that can be used alone, or in conjunction with other improvement methodologies. The course is scheduled for October 8-12, 2007 in Denver, Colorado.
It’s good to see that someone is addressing the gulf between process improvement and innovation!