Insourcing Innovation: How to Achieve Competitive Excellence Using TRIZ

Insourcing Innovation: How to Achieve Competitive Excellence Using TRIZ

By: Michael Slocum (author), Neil DeCarlo (author), David Silverstein (author)Hardback

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Innovation is central to business success, yet no other aspect of business is as frustrating and out of control. Instead of occurring in fits and starts and strokes of genius, innovation needs to become an all-the-time event that's measurable, reliable, predictable, streamlined, and effective. Asserting that every innovation objective has a finite set of possible solutions given its unique constraints, TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, is a structured system for making innovation more manageable and profitable. Divided into five parts, Insourcing Innovation: How to Achieve Competitive Excellence Using TRIZ demonstrates how the applicationof a consistent, systematic approach will render innovative problem solving a dependable reality rather than an enigmatic phenomenon. * Part I provides a framework for thinking about business excellence and the case for why TRIZ is a world-class approach for achieving perpetual innovation with existing resources. * Part II covers the tactical aspects of TRIZ, with a central focus on the TRIZ methodology (DMASI) and its primary constructs, techniques, and components. * Part III provides implementation case examples, including an in-depth breakdown of how TRIZ was used to create a self-heating beverage container. This part also summarizes how TRIZ was applied to innovate parts of the International Space Station, the Cassini Saturn orbiter, and even hospital triage. * Part IV transitions from the tactical aspects of TRIZ to its strategic aspects, which show you that no single innovation stands alone. All tap into one or more of eight evolutionary forces to become what they are. This part describes these forces with related examples. * Part V discusses how structured innovation is part of the larger system of "total performance excellence." Highlighting their interdependence, it shows how key aspects of business excellence enable structured innovation, and at the same time are enabled by structured innovation.

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CEO, Breakthrough Management Group, Longmont, Colorado, USA Business Author, Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA The Inventioneering Company, San Diego, California, USA


Interrupting Innovation Inertia Winning the Innovation Race Evolution of a Big Idea Structured Innovation Is Here The Further Rise of TRIZ Resolving Problematic Contradictions A World of TRIZ The Enemy Is Psychological Inertia The Mighty Russian Backward from Perfect All the Resources Build a Model, and the Rest Comes The Basis of Analogical Thought Contradiction As a Path to Perfection The Power of Guided Convergence A Step Beyond Making Real-World Innovations The Case of the Containers Space Station and Solar Panels Probing Saturn and Her Moons Ears Hearing under Water TRIZ on Triage Separating Steel in Space Combating Contamination Crafting an Innovation Roadmap Evolution Won't be Denied Mapping Your Maturity The Eight Patterns Described The Evolution of Six Sigma Enveloping Total Performance A Simple Construct of Business The Grand Unification of Business Underpinnings of Total Performance The Cycle of Excellence Practically Speaking Appendices The Economics of Innovation The 76 Standard Solutions The 39 Problem Parameters The 40 Inventive Principles The 40 Inventive Principles-Adapted for Marketing, Sales, and Advertising The 40 Inventive Principles-Adapted for Customer Satisfaction The Contradiction Matrix ARIZ Process Flowchart Smart Garment for Firefighters: A TRIZ-ARIZ Case Study Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781420062274
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781420062274
  • weight: 566
  • ISBN10: 1420062271

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