Sign up for Advanced Innovative Problem Solving and invest just 12 hours over 5 days to learn the pragmatic ways to tackle ANY problem (applies equally to technical and business challenges). Banish beginner hesitation by learning the Oxford TRIZ ‘starter kit for framing problems’. Remember attendance assumes that you have learned the TRIZ basics first.
Build your confidence with this online Advanced Innovative Problem Solving and extend your TRIZ competency. The perfect balance of efficient learning and hands-on exercises enables you to tackle a wide range of problems through practice and application of logical tools and processes.
Designed as the follow-on online course, after completing Fundamental Problem Solving, this is delivered over 5 days in just 12 hours. It comprises of a live learning lecture every morning from 10:30 - 11:30 UK Time (with Q&A), followed immediately by delegates tackling the set assignment. This is to embed learning and practice the specific tools covered each day. At 14:00 - 15:00 UK Time there are one-hour small-group live tutorials, facilitated by an Oxford TRIZ Expert. This gives everyone the opportunity to work through the task with others and afterwards have access to the model answers and relevant case studies.
Delegates for the 5-day Advanced Innovative Problem Solving course must be TRIZ Aware. If you are not TRIZ Aware you can complete our Fundamental Problem Solving online course or Technical TRIZ in-person course.
On completion of the full 12-hour training, you will receive our certificate attaining TRIZ Tyro level and 15 hours CPD.
Day 1 – Clever, cost effective and elegant solutions – remove the bad and keep the good
Advanced Innovative Problem Solving kicks off with the simple rules for combining the relevant Oxford TRIZ tools for defining and then solving challenges. Ensure we can systematically remodel any ‘problem mess’ to reveal a comprehensive but simple problem list which is easily prioritised and can be solved one at a time. All our problem solving begins with TRIZ TRIMMING which guides us, step by step, to systematically remove anything harmful, superfluous, excessive, and/or expensive. Good TRIMMING also ensures when logically taking out problems, that nothing good is inadvertently lost by following the 6 Trimming rules. Good and Bad Trimming examples are included.
Day 2 – Stepping through the Oxford TRIZ Problem solving (Treasure) map – dealing with unexpected and predictable hazards.
Learn how to apply ALL the different TRIZ tools to a real problem – and discover the alternate TRIZ routes that take us to the same strong solutions. Day Two begins by exploring the main highway of TRIZ problem solving, as well as the principal alternative routes, and focuses on how to identify and mobilise available resources for sustainable, strong solutions. Different combinations of all the Oxford TRIZ toolkit are applied to deal with difficult situations and solve an urgent challenge.
Day 3 – Critical Ideality Thinking – choosing & developing the best products & processes.
Follow the four strategies for improving Ideality which is the clear purpose of all TRIZ problem-solving. Understanding how to maximise the right outputs by delivering all the right benefits, while simultaneously intelligently minimising inputs/costs, and dealing with unnecessary, harmful outputs. What S-Curves reveal to us about Ideality development over time, and their guidance on the right strategic directions. Understanding the significance of choosing the different systems for different needs.
Day 4 – Achieving TRIZ effectiveness & What TRIZ adds to other Toolkits.
How to be fast and efficient with OXFORD TRIZ and apply the most appropriate and best tools to a range of different challenges. Anticipating and preventing hazardous situations. Applying the pragmatic TRIZ ways of locating problem causes (both linked and unconnected) and how TRIZ adds rigour to all other RCA toolkits. Explore the best TRIZ ways of solving the revealed problems. Managing our resources, (including time and money) to achieve the strongest answers to even our toughest challenges. Prioritising and making the most of our important problem-solving sessions.
Day 5 –End to end Oxford TRIZ problem-solving – step-by-step processes to develop the strongest solutions (including inventing new ones)
Pragmatic and logical approaches to dealing with real, tough, problems especially when any good solutions seem elusive. How Oxford TRIZ reveals all relevant knowledge of difficult challenges to help teams ‘know what they know’ and recognise the best solution strategies. Routes to capturing the many possible solutions and then down-selecting and choosing which ones to take forward with the Oxford TRIZ Ideality Plot.