Credits: 6

Schedule: 30.10.2017 - 15.12.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Not lectured. This course has been replaced by 57E00700 Capstone: DigitalISM Challenge

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the completion of this course, students can:
1. Apply the knowledge and skills they have accumulated during their studies in solving real-life problems
2. Present and promote their ideas and solutions in compelling ways
3. Write reports to senior decision-makers
4. Prepare a change management plan for an organization
5. Cooperate in cross-functional initiatives.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is organized in collaboration with Accenture and selected public sector organizations, and it is open to all Aalto Master’s students. Also Bachelor’s students can take the course given that they have sufficient background knowledge. All Aalto students can include the course in their studies as part of their elective courses. Business school students can include it either as an elective course or use the course to replace their MSc capstone course if they study in one of the following programs: Management & IB, Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Business Law, ISM or Corporate Communications. The course is about solving a real problem in a public service organization. The work will be done in teams of 4-5, and it is not possible to complete the course as a distance learning project. Different teams will have different problems.
Detailed contents:
1. Kick-off event
2. Lectures on 1) Service design, 2) Process design, 3) Project management & change management, and 4) Hackathon tools
3. Hackathon event
4. Coaching for the case
5. Mid-term presentation
6. Final presentation
7. Writing an executive report

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Each student is graded on the 0-5 scale. Participation in the key events is obligatory to pass the course.
The grade is determined based on the project presentations and final report. In addition to the instructors, external judges will give feedback. Also peer-to-peer assessments will be used to ensure that each student’s contribution to the final deliverable is visible.

Evaluation criteria     
Pre-assignment report    10 %
Final presentation     30 %
Final report 60%, consists of two elements:     
     Final report    40 %
     Individual peer evaluation reports    20 %

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- pre-assignment 5
- pre-event meetings and lectures 16
- hackathon event 24
- deployment and related planning in the case organization 60
- documentation and presentations 55

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Delivered at lectures and events

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course has been replaced by 57E00700 Capstone: DigitalISM Challenge

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):