5 days consecutive days, 36 hours of instruction
Insourcing Innovation: How to Achieve Competitive Excellence Using TRIZ, by David Silverstein
TRIZ is an acronym for the Russian Teoriya Resheniya Izobretatelskikh Zadatch, or, in English, The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. Beginning in 1946 and still evolving, TRIZ was developed by the Soviet inventor Genrich Altshuller and his colleagues. Visit The TRIZ Journal for more information.
I was extremely pleased with the 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.
One of the best weeks of training and tools (methodology) I've ever been exposed to. TRIZ is invaluable, if not in the tools, then certainly in the mindset and approach it offers to shift paradigms regarding problem-solving.
A powerful problem-solving method, TRIZ relies on the study of patterns of problems and solutions to overcome barriers and derive creative solutions. Formerly used by researchers and scientists, today TRIZ is used by companies every day to generate new ideas, improve customer insight, 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.
This course is an intensive introduction to the foundational elements of TRIZ, covering such topics as the Ideal Final Result (IFR), 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.
A unique hallmark of this course is that it doesn’t teach TRIZ as a detached system or set of tools but as part of a larger problem solving context so participants understand, for instance, when one needs a TRIZ tool versus a Six Sigma tool versus a creative thinking technique.
Additionally, relative to university-based alternatives, this course has a definite applied focus, making it much more valuable to those with an imperative to solve specific problems or make product, process and business innovations in real organizations on a more pervasive scale.
Participants are encouraged to bring problems and contradictions from their organizations to class. Whether you’re from a manufacturing, service, transactional, healthcare or research environment, instructors are experienced in applying TRIZ in all of these domains and challenge participants to extract the most value from the learning experience.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: