TRIZ is a Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, abbreviated from Russian language. It is mostly related to technical problems. It could be explained as a problem-solving, analysis and forecasting tool derived from the study of patterns of invention from the global patent literature. It was developed by the Soviet inventor and science fiction writer Genrich Altshuller and his colleagues, beginning in 1946. Following Altshuller’s insight, the Theory developed on a foundation of extensive research covering millions of inventions across many different fields to produce a theory which defines patterns in the nature of inventive solutions and the distinguishing characteristics of the problems that these inventions have overcome.
TRIZ includes a practical methodology, tool sets, a knowledge base, and a model-based technology for generating new ideas and solutions during problem solving process. It is intended for any application where following activities can be performed:
- problem formulation,
- system analysis,
- failure analysis, and
- patterns of system evolution.
Mostly based on technical problems, the TRIZ, when mastered, is capable of helping engineers, technologies, and scientist to reduce an average time for arriving to the proper solution by a fraction of days, hours, even minutes, by cutting the cost of R&D and engineering man hours.
The writer of this post managed to apply TRIZ methodology in solving any other problems, other than technical by using Rapid Development Tool, which allows you to find a solution to, practically, any problem, such as:
- marketing and sales,
- medical engineering,
- or any other.
It also help you to reduce decision making process by at least 50%. Please come back for more information when it will be available.
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