The art of innovation project

Anything we do is a kind of project. Indeed, even a simple thing as shopping is a project because we do it to solve a problem and to make changes in some parameters. All projects have similar traits. Let’s examine engineering projects. Even though we have already discussed the aspects related to projects and tasks in our blog Project’s tasks management with PRIZ Innovation Platform, we decided to raise the question of the project and tasks again because it is not trivial at all, especially when we talk about innovation projects. Types of projects In general, one can think of…

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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…

A ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS USING PRIZ INNOVATION PLATFORM

Root cause analysis (RCA) is a practical problem-solving tool. Once a root cause found we can concentrate on the solution that is related to the found root cause. A definition of a Root Cause is extremely important for the problem-solving process. We should clearly define and understand what a Root Cause is. Otherwise, RCA becomes completely useless, besides a problem will not be solved. What is Root Cause? Everyone remembers a traditional definition:  ROOT CAUSE IS A FUNDAMENTAL REASON FOR THE OCCURRENCE OF THE PROBLEM. This definition is very popular and clear, but we have to take into account the…