"...a practical guide to the application of TRIZ ...compact and well written with a number of easily comprehensible examples. It is a very useful addition to the other books on TRIZ ..." - TQM Magazine This completely revised and updated second edition continues to demystify TRIZ, the internationally acclaimed problem solving technique. It demonstrates how TRIZ can be used to enhance Six Sigma, CM, SCM, QFD, and Taguchi methods. In addition to numerous exercises, worksheets, and tables that further illustrate the concepts of this multinational method, this indispensible volume- * Presents a new model for problem solving based on four TRIZ tenets - contradiction, resources, ideality, and patterns of evolution - simplified for better understanding and application * Shows you how to maximize your current technology investment by combining technology with TRIZ * Illustrates how both small and large companies are using TRIZ and achieving significant results * Provides clarification of how the patterns of evolution allow not only "what-if" scenarios, but real forecasts with significant accuracy.
With the valuable tools described within these pages you will be able to find innovative solutions to problems, understand the evolution of systems, and develop more ideas, faster.
Why Do People Seek New Ways to Solve Problems? Constructing the New Model for Problem Solving: Moving from the Problem to the Ideal Final Result. Clarifying the Tradeoff Behind a Problem. Moving from Trade Off to Inherent Contradiction. Mapping of Invisible Reserves. The Impossible Often is Possible: How to Increase the Ideality of the System. How to Separate the Best From the Rest: A Simple and Effective Tool for Evaluation of Solutions. Enriching the Model for Problem Solving. Patterns Are Powerful Tools for System Development. Principles for Innovation: 40 Ways to Create Good Solutions. Evaluation for the Model for Problems Solving. How to Improve Business with TRIZ. Using TRIZ with the Theory of Constraints. Using TRIZ with Six Sigma and Other Quality Improvement Systems. Book Summary: Creative Problem Solving in a Nutshell.