TRIZ, or the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, is the systematic innovation methodology for developing creative solutions which was born in Russia.
For example, a problem in using artificial diamonds for tool making is the existence of invisible fractures. Traditional diamond cutting methods often resulted in new fractures which did not show up until the diamond was in use. What was needed was a way to split the diamond crystals along their natural fractures without causing additional damage.
In the food industry, there is a method to split green peppers and remove the seeds for canning. In this process, peppers are placed in a hermetic chamber to which air pressure is increased to 8 atmospheres. The peppers shrink and fracture at the stem. Then the pressure is rapidly dropped causing the peppers to burst at the weakest point and the seed pod to be ejected.
A similar technique applied to diamond cutting resulted in the crystals splitting along their natural fracture lines with no additional damage. This is one example of many problems solved by using TRIZ: A potential solution might already exist, but often psychological inertia prevents us from discovering the ones in a different field of discipline or from being creative enough to see a potential of existing knowledge to a new situation.
In this hands-on workshop, you will discover how to apply TRIZ methods to challenging customer needs in the changing business environment, both for services and for products. You will learn to classify your problem, and then select the right TRIZ tool for the problem and develop powerful breakthrough solutions.
The key areas for discussion will include:
This workshop is for anybody with an interest in solving difficult problems, regardless of his/her level of QFD knowledge.
Good News: TRIZ is now covered in the QFD Black Belt® Certificate Course.
A special tutorial on TRIZ may be offered at the QFD Institute symposium.
It may be also scheduled at your business location as an in-house training. Please contact us to inquire.
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