Adjunct Associate Professor
Professor Farrokhnia's entrepreneurial and multi-disciplinary academic and professional career encompasses innovation-driven principal investments, M&A, operations management, and turnaround/restructuring of established and start-up ventures, with an emphasis on financial services,...
IEORE4573 Design and Agile Project Management Engineering Lab
Instructor: R.A. Farrokhnia
Additional Information: IEOR_E4573_Fall_2016_Syllabus_Summary.pdf
This course, the first of its kind at Columbia, is an intensive, project-based seminar in which students will: 01) learn a multi-disciplinary approach to evidence-based product design, 02) agile project planning and execution, 03) rapid MVP prototyping, and 04) launch strategy formulation and implementation.
Designed and taught by award-winning Columbia faculty R.A. Farrokhnia, the course curriculum focuses on the practical use of design thinking, design studio, and iterative design sprint methodologies. In addition, systematic approach to Lean User Research, User Experience (UX), and User Interface (UI) design and deployment will be an integral part of the course curriculum.
Working in multidisciplinary teams, students will be able to apply course concepts to sponsored projects, with defined deliverables and launch timelines. These will be a mix of startup and enterprise projects that are either application-drive, data-driven, or a combination of both. Throughout the semester, teams will be fully supported in devising prototypes and actualizing their proposed solutions.