Basic TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving)

What You Will Learn

What is TRIZ?

TRIZ (pronounced trees) is an acronym for the Russian Teoriya Resheniya Izobretatelskikh Zadatch, or, in English, The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. TRIZ is a problem-solving, analysis and forecasting body of knowledge and application derived from the study of invention patterns in the global patent literature. Beginning in 1946 and still evolving, TRIZ problem solving technique was developed by the Soviet inventor Genrich Altshuller (now deceased) and his colleagues.

TRIZ is rapidly gaining popularity as a robust methodology for defining and resolving difficult contradictions that stand as barriers to product, process and business innovation. As such, TRIZ problem solving technique isn’t only a tool for researchers and scientists, as is has been in the past. Today TRIZ is used to generate creative solutions in a variety of corporate settings under a variety of circumstances.

In the modules of TRIZ training, there is an intensive introduction to the foundational elements of TRIZ, covering topics such as the Ideal Final Result (IFR), which suggests that systems evolve to perfection; the use of resources to maximize effectiveness within a system; and the idea of contradiction elimination as the primary driver of human progress and innovation in business.

"I was extremely pleased with BMGI’s TRIZ training and I’m eager to incorporate it in my Six Sigma program. The future of Six Sigma will be influenced and advanced through a structured objective problem-solving methodology as TRIZ demonstrates".

Ray Daines - Director, Process Improvement, American Red Cross

Many Fortune 500 companies use TRIZ problem solving techniques in the form of TRIZ training or other engagement formats in everyday business to improve customer insight, generate new ideas, solve problems faster, forecast technologies, track product evolution, develop intellectual property, build stronger patents, improve new product success, streamline resources and generally save time and money.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

* Explain TRIZ as a problem-solving methodology.
* Define the levels of innovation and explain their importance.
* Understand and explain psychological inertia.
* Identify and define problems in terms of contradictions.
* Resolve contradictions using the contradiction matrix theory, separation principles and the system approach.
* Create a function model of a system and use it for contradiction identification and resolution.
* Explain and use Polovinkin’s heuristics.
* Understand and practice a number of key TRIZ elements, such as:
o Zones of conflict
o Functional Analysis
o System Constraints
o The Ideal Final Result & Ideality
o The Utilization of Resources