TRIZ

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Identification
Alternative names: 
Theory of Inventive Problem Solving
Level of process: 
Application
Method
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
Structured approach to generating and evaluating ideas See www.aitriz.org
Used as component of: 
TRIZ is a total method for any kind of need for structure in Creativity and Innovation though I do use Synectics also
Recognizable Components: 
Trends of Evolution, Ideality, Resource Analysis, Functionality, though these all have a different interpretation from normal.
Types of Participants: 
Any
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
Anything from 1 minutes to 5 days
Howto
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Best solutions
Level of participation: 
Needs some expert input at some point
Ideal Conditions: 
Clear desire for best solutions
Potential Pitfalls: 
Not so good with totlally anarchic situations, e.g. reduce street crime?
How is success evaluated: 
Mainly by amount of money saved form solutions - best so far $1 billion
Examples of successes and failures: 
See Samsung/TRIZ conferences www.aitriz.org
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
expert/expert usual
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Specialized skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
Open minded but able to close
Setting and Materials: 
Open or closed problem setting
Resources Needed: 
TRIZ mapping tools
Pre-Work Required: 
Some exhcnage on problem identification
Procedures: 

Application of TRIZ process.

How flexible is the process?: 
Can be used from many different angles
Follow-Up Required: 
Yes
Background
Developer: 
Genrich Altshuller
Derived from: 
Patent research
Epistemological Framework: 
It is its own theory
History of Development: 

1946 onwards

References: 
www.aitriz.org or www.triz-journal.com
License Model: 
Open
Suppliers
Creators: 
Trainers: 
Namesort descending City Country
CFI Syllab Inc. Montreal Canada
Consultants: 
Namesort descending City Country
CFI Syllab Inc. Montreal Canada
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