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.
Topic: Innovation and Strategy
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. MT – 4:30 p.m. MT
Friday; 8:30 a.m. MT – 12 p.m. MT
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.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
A laptop computer, Pre-reading, Problems for in-class use
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.
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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.
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