Training & Certification

Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ)

TRIZ gives you a powerful set of tools, algorithms, and methods for solving innovation, R&D, and performance issues.

Format: Virtual Live Instructor-led Classroom
Topic: Innovation and Strategy
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Next Workshop

December 14, 2020 - December 18, 2020

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. MT – 4:30 p.m. MT

Friday; 8:30 a.m. MT – 12 p.m. MT

Price

$3,575.00

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 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 to save time and money. An intensive introduction to the foundational elements of TRIZ, this course teaches the TRIZ method as part of a larger problem solving context.

Learning Objectives

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:
    • Zones of conflict
    • Functional Analysis
    • System Constraints
    • The Ideal Final Result & Ideality
    • The Utilization of Resources

Pre-requisites

A laptop computer, Pre-reading, Problems for in-class use

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone with a problem they haven’t satisfactorily resolved.
  • Designers, engineers, R&D professionals and managers involved in product development or process-based problem solving.
  • Candidates enrolled in Lean Methods Group Master Black Belt development program.
  • Those from companies that want to accelerate problem solving and streamline the innovation process.

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.

DAY ONE - Click Here

  • Foundations
    • Introduction & Agenda
    • Introduction to TRIZ
    • Psychological Inertia
  • TRIZ Analysis Techniques
    • Ideality
    • Ideal Final Result
    • Resources
  • Simulations

DAY TWO - Click Here

  • TRIZ Analysis Techniques
    • Nine Screens
    • Functional Analysis
  • TRIZ Database Techniques
    • Technical Contradictions and Inventive Principles
  • Simulations

DAY THREE - Click Here

  • TRIZ Database Techniques
    • Physical Contradictions
    • Contradiction Conversion
    • Scientific Effects
    • Su-Field Modeling and Innovation Strategies
  • Simulations

DAY FOUR - Click Here

  • TRIZ Database Techniques
    • Technology Trends and Evolution
  • Patent Bullet-Proofing
  • Case Studies
  • Simulations

DAY FIVE - Click Here

  • Algorithm of Inventive Problem Solving (ARIZ)
  • Hands-On Inventive Problem Solving
  • Wrap-Up

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Operating System: Microsoft Windows (7 and higher) or Apple Mac OS X

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Classes meet through Microsoft Teams

While we recognize the need to cancel due to unforeseen events, we
kindly ask that you consider the other students in this course when cancelling your enrollment.
We ask for 6 weeks advance notice so that we may fill your spot and ensure a fun class for the
other students. Otherwise, the cancellation policy is below.
Lean Methods Group reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors.
We will do our best to ensure you are aware of changes 6 weeks prior to the course start date.
Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, Lean Methods Group is not responsible
for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee, or you may apply toward another
    workshop. Please see below.
    o Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 6 weeks before the start of the course receive
    a full refund/transfer.Requests received within 4 weeks of the course shall receive a 50% refund.
    o After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    o Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    o If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another Lean Methods e-
    learning or instructor-led course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs, PDUs and a
    Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

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