How to prioritize tasks with Urgency-Importance Matrix in PRIZ Guru platform

Our work and our lives are full of tasks. How to manage the priority of these tasks? This is a problem. Since this is a problem it should be solved with a help of a problem-solving tool. One of the most popular tools is Urgency – Importance Matrix (UIM). We have already published a number of blogs about the UIM in the past: How to prioritize tasks with Urgency–Importance Matrix in PRIZ Online Platform How to Manage Tasks Priority with Urgency – Importance Matrix (UIM)? How to define urgency and importance of tasks when prioritizing? Here, we want to publish…

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Remote teamwork with PRIZ Innovation Platform

Nowadays, remote work is becoming more relevant than ever before. In innovation and problem-solving projects, it sometimes feels like an impossible task, as these projects require the ongoing collaboration of the entire team. We are excited to announce that we have recently released a feature in the PRIZ Innovation Platform which allows remote teams to work on innovations and solve problems more effectively. Why teamwork? You can find many articles on the internet discussing and analyzing the benefits of teamwork. We can recommend some of them: Group vs. Individual Projects: Which Is Best? , 6 Benefits of Teamwork in the…

People want fast and easy results without effort… (Root Cause Analysis)

It is about problem solving tools. “You never saw such a commotion up and down a house, in all your life, as when my Uncle Podger undertook to do a job.” – this is from “Three Men in a Boat” by Jerome K. Jerome, chapter “Uncle Podger hangs a picture”. You can enjoy reading the famous book again and again, but this particular chapter exactly corresponds to our topic, creative thinking tools.  What is most important to our topic is that Uncle Podger used tools: “Now you go and get me my hammer, Will,” he would shout; “and you bring…

ME59700 Innovation and problem-solving with an emphasis on TRIZ tools

ME59700 INNOVATION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING WITH AN EMPHASIS ON TRIZ TOOLS School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University Target Audience You have hard problems that have eluded solution for months or even years. You want to be a problem solver but haven’t found a framework that takes you beyond mere concepts without quantification (many popular design theories or idea generation methods). You want to perform work that cannot be commoditized or automated or replaced by Artificial Intelligence. Your problem may be any of product/service/organization/policy design or analysis. Course Material Understanding the objective function, developing problem representation and system modeling based on…

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