In-house Oxford TRIZ learning workshops can be booked for one-day, 2-day or 3-day programmes.
Our workshops consist of a series of modules each with interactive exercises and case studies to illustrate and practice the TRIZ tools taught in each session. Clear and substantial materials are provided which aid understanding and learning both at the time, and later when TRIZ tools are being used on real problems.
This is an overview of all the TRIZ tools and the TRIZ processes for problem solving. It covers the logic of problem solving and begins by showing how traditional creativity tools simply help stimulate idea generation, whereas in TRIZ these initial ideas are just the first step of the process to find and develop powerful and relevant solutions. These unique TRIZ approaches help everyone maximise idea generation and find innovative solutions not just using their own knowledge, but also by efficiently accessing the world’s knowledge using the TRIZ Effects Database and following TRIZ logic.
The TRIZ tools include:
The first morning covers a review of all the TRIZ tools and the TRIZ process for problem solving. A brief summary and explanation is given on how to use traditional creativity tools to stimulate idea generation, followed by the more powerful TRIZ approaches to maximising concept generation and innovative solutions to any problem.
This covers contradictions: the unique beginnings of TRIZ in a Siberian Gulag, and show the extensive rang of the world’s patents uncovered by the one hundred or so TRIZ conceptual solutions. These TRIZ triggers help us all solve any problem and include the 40 Inventive Principles (the best known and a good starting point for tackling problems).TRIZ has two distinct toolkits for uncovering and resolving contradictions (getting everything we want) and both use the 40 Principles.
This introduces Thinking in Time & Scale for problem understanding, context and mapping in 9 boxes the full range of all potential solutions.
This covers the Trends of Evolution which show the predictable patterns of how new products and processes evolve to the next generation (and far beyond). This is based on extensive patent analysis and is a powerful set of tools for product development, IP and patent portfolio protection.
This includes the TRIZ tools for mapping and understanding systems to reveal essential problems ‘at a glance’ and showing the strengths and weaknesses through its functions. Using TRIZ Function Mapping for understanding, and then the TRIZ Trimming Rules for simplification delegates learn how to build function models in order to analyse, communicate and fundamentally improve and correct existing systems.
This covers the unique and powerful Oxford Creativity Standard Solutions which show us how to correct the problems revealed by Function Mapping. These are perhaps the simplest and most powerful in the TRIZ Toolkit, and lend themselves to solving both technical and business problems. The Standard Solutions/Concept Triggers show us how to correct problem components and the interactions between them and improve functions. They give us the fundamental TRIZ ways of dealing with HARMS or problems (24 strategies) - reduce costs replacing inputs/costs with existing resources – and the 35 strategies for dealing with INSUFFICIENCY.