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Join this free online course with Dr. Wladimir Klitschko to learn about his Challenge Management philosophy and how the combination with Design Thinking fosters innovation on an enterprise and personal level. Coupling both methodologies provides professionals with the tools and methods to transform and innovate the businesses they are working in, and to develop personal skills to face the challenges that arise with digital transformation.

Self-paced since June 26, 2019
Language: English

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Course Summary

Design Thinking and Challenge Management combine techniques that foster an innovation culture in companies with a human-centric approach.

Ongoing digitization sets totally new standards every day and brings a lot of new requirements to economies, businesses, and people. The digital transformation is changing society and is evident all around us.
Innovation cycles have accelerated massively and require a different behavior than in the past. Agile innovation is the prerequisite for success. Organizational changes have to be accompanied by personal or individual change, as digital transformation is only effective and successful in an enterprise when personal transformation happens in parallel.

Well-established methodologies and concepts have to be combined with new concepts that fit into today’s world. Design Thinking is a proven methodology that SAP offers to customers, but also uses itself to support out-of-the-box thinking and the development of new innovation approaches in an agile, fast, and structured way. With Challenge Management by Dr. Wladimir Klitschko, we invite people and organizations to experience a concept that complements agile corporate methodologies such as Design Thinking with meaningful personal strategies that enable people to confidently deal with the challenges arising from change.

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Course Characteristics

  • Starting from: May 28, 2019, 09:00 UTC. (What does this mean?)
  • Duration: The course is open for 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours in total
  • Course assignment: You can take the course assignment at any time whilst the course is open.
  • Course closure: June 26, 2019, 09:00 UTC
  • Course language: English
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Course Content

Unit 1: Changing Paradigms of Success in the Digital Era
Unit 2: Design Thinking – De-Facto Standard to Drive Innovation
Unit 3: The Challenge Management Philosophy & Capabilities for the “New” Change
Unit 4: Challenge Management
Unit 5: Design Thinking & Challenge Management: Dream Team to Succeed

Target Audience

Professionals driving innovation processes within their businesses and anyone who is interested in learning about agile innovation with the support of Design Thinking and Challenge Management.

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Course End
Jun 26, 2019
Course Start
May 28, 2019


This course was rated with 4.16 stars in average from 1527 votes.

Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 50% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.
  • Gain a Confirmation of Participation by completing at least 50% of the course material.
  • Gain an Open Badge by completing the course.

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This course is offered by

Dr. Wladimir Klitschko

Dr. Wladimir Klitschko, 43, became one of the most successful boxers of the heavyweight division, with a career spanning more than a quarter of a century. The former heavyweight champion is committed to sharing his experience with organizations through Klitschko Ventures, founded in Hamburg in 2016, to spread the word of his life-philosophy Challenge Management and his method F.A.C.E. the Challenge. By doing so, he and his team enable projects, create and innovate products and education programs, and establish new ventures. Already back in 2016, he initiated the study course "CAS Change & Innovation Management" in partnership with the University of St.Gallen. “See the challenge, not the problem, and create life-changing opportunities out of failures” is his mantra.

Anja Schneider

As global head of the Customer Innovation team in the Technology & Innovation board area, Anja Schneider is responsible for strategic customer engagements involving SAP’s latest technology and platform. She works closely with customers and partners to understand their business needs and requirements and align this input with SAP’s innovation agenda and overall digital strategy.

Anja brings more than 18 years of experience in strategic planning of IT landscapes, SAP integration, and business model innovation to her current role at SAP. She has held various senior leadership roles within the company.

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