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Systematic Innovative Problem Solving

The Systematic Innovative Problem Solving class teaches students how to apply structured and systematic problem-solving methods based on TRIZ to achieve practical results and breakthrough solutions for products and processes.

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About the course

The Systematic Innovative Problem Solving class is based on "TRIZ" (a Russian acronym for "Theory of Inventive Problem Solving"). Students will use the PRIZ Guru platform to learn and apply some of the methods taught in the course. This structured and systematic approach leverages patterns of invention found in the world's most inventive patents. By following this process, individuals can identify true root causes and system dysfunctions, leading to breakthroughs and novel solutions for products and processes.The instructor provides feedback and guidance to students on the problems they bring to the class. As students progress through each module, they will apply what they have learned to their own problems and receive suggestions from the instructor on how to apply each method to their specific issues.It is important to note that the purpose of this class is not just to showcase what you have learned, but rather to focus on problem-solving and achieve practical results.


Course program


Overview of TRIZ Breaking through psychological inertia Basic concepts of TRIZ


Functional Analysis Cause-Effect Chain Analysis 5 Why’s Analysis X-TRIZ method (reverse TRIZ) Smart Little People Modeling “Zone of Conflict” Analysis Su-Fields and 76 Inventive Standards

Solution Generation

Inventive Principles and Separation Principles Scientific Effects Introduction S-Curve Analysis Trends of Engineering System Evolution 9 Windows

Concept Analysis & Selection

ROI analysis with Pugh Concept Selection

Prepare for Presenting

Prepare for Presenting to the students' management

The course is for you if you

Part of engineering team

You are a technical manager, engineer, technician, process or product engineer, scientist, R&D professional, or anyone else focused on breakthrough problem solving and innovation within an organization.

Quality engineer

Quality engineers in a company are interested in incorporating breakthrough problem-solving tools into their problem definition processes. These tools include Six Sigma, Lean, LSS, DFSS, or the Theory of Constraints.

Innovation manager

Innovation managers who are interested in improving the quality of inventions and intellectual property.

How learning happens

Theory and practices

Applying theory and practices to address the real problems that students bring to the training.

Active feedback

Active instructor feedback, suggestions, and recommendations are provided on the students' work as they apply the methods to their problems. This approach emphasizes "learning by doing.”

Post-instruction follow up

Follow up with the team or have individual 1-on-1 meetings the following week for post-instruction feedback (if requested by students).


What are the requirements for this course?

Students are asked to bring a real problem from their workplace that they are responsible for addressing and resolving. It is recommended for students to come in as a team whenever possible. Students are instructed not to bring in hypothetical "Blue-Sky" problems that are not directly focused on improving and enabling the business they are working in. This is because such problems will not help the business achieve desired outcomes of profitability or necessary system improvements.

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