The Altshuller Institute

for TRIZ Studies

pdf Expanding TRIZ Methods into the Strategy Creation Space

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Expanding TRIZ Methods into the Strategy Creation Space.pdf

TRIZ practitioners can rightly claim they master a robust and comprehensive set of approaches for tackling a broad range of business challenges. Organizations need to identify the right things to do (strategy creation) and then plan (strategic planning) and do (strategy execution) these things the right way. Known for their predictable results, TRIZ experts are engaged for doing things the right way. The obvious questions are: which support can they provide when it comes to finding the right things to do within an organization? And what contribution can TRIZ make in the domains of strategy creation and strategic planning?

pdf Improved Method for Drawing Functional Diagrams on the Computer

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Improved Method for Drawing Functional Diagrams on the Computer.pdf

Making functional diagrams on the computer with MicroSoft Word Shapes or similar drawing packages is desirable from a documentation standpoint and from a rapid modification standpoint when compared to drawing them manually. However making the diagrams similar to those done manually is very time consuming by the computer. This new method uses the Tool-Action-Object method as described in some popular books on TRIZ. An example comparing the manual method with the new method is given to show the advantages.

pdf Lessons Learned Introducing TRIZ in a Creativity and Innovation Course

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Lessons Learned Introducing TRIZ in a Creativity and Innovation Course.pdf

This paper offers a brief summary of lessons learned after three iterations introducing/integrating TRIZ into a one-semester Creativity and Innovation course. The course is housed in the Economics & Business Department at a private liberal arts college; the course is offered as a non-technical Management elective and exposes students to multiple creativity and innovation tools. The paper highlights the author’s successful and unsuccessful approaches to introducing/integrating TRIZ 

pdf The 40 Principles

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Many TRIZ books and articles have listed the 40 Principles for solving inventive problems, but those that I have read only describe what the Principles are and provide examples of their applications. None analyzes what there is about these Principles that make them so useful for solving difficult problems, only that they have been chosen because of the frequency of their appearance in the patent literature. This article analyzes the Principles from several viewpoints in an attempt to understand why they are so useful.