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    Fundamental Problem Solving

    Learn Oxford TRIZ in 10 hours with Oxford TRIZ Live

    Start your TRIZ journey by learning how to use all the fast Oxford TRIZ tools and build these tools and processes to into the systematic Oxford TRIZ problem solving process 

    Book Lectures and Workshops For 24 - 28 May 2021

     

    Book Lectures and Workshops For 5 - 9 July 2021

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    Course Overview


    Duration

    5-hour or 10-hour Public Training Course delivered over 5 days 

    Location

    Oxford TRIZ Live

    Price

    £250.00 (net VAT) lectures only

     £ 500.00 (net VAT) lectures and workshops

     

    Book Lectures For 24 - 28 May 2021

     

    Book Lectures and Workshops For 24 - 28 May 2021

     

    Book Lectures For 5 - 9 July 2021

     

    Book Lectures and Workshops For 5 - 9 July 2021

     

    Book Lectures For 13 - 17 September 2021

     

    Book Lectures and Workshops For 13 - 17 September 2021

    Oxford TRIZ Live - Fundamental Problem Solving

    Fundamental Problem Solving is an Oxford Creativity TRIZ Academy online public training course which has been developed specially for online learning. It is delivered over 5 days and can be taken as:

    • Lectures only - a one hour learning lecture every day from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., at the end of which you will be given an assignment to work on in your own time designed to help you put into practice what you have learnt and the afternoons free
    • Lectures and workshops - a learning lecture every morning from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. leaving you with a related task to work through, followed by a small-group workshop between 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. to discuss the task in-depth

    What benefits does this training deliver?

    • Get up and running in 10-hours;  learn how to use all the fast Oxford TRIZ tools and build these tools and processes to into the systematic Oxford TRIZ problem solving process with no prior experience of TRIZ needed
    • Live online learning lectures followed by a break to complete a set task then a small-group workshop for in-depth discussion of the task and ideas 
    • Learn how to improve your problem solving outcomes by following simple, logical steps to find the best possible solutions. 
    • Join our Oxford TRIZ community, access our members site and discussion forum when you register 

    What makes the training effective?

    • Oxford Creativity’s TRIZ Academy training is made up of a combination of online learning lectures, TRIZ tasks and optional small-group workshops developed specifically to be delivered online
    • Unique exercises designed during 20 years of TRIZ teaching to reinforce learning of the TRIZ tools, processes and problem solving skills and adapted for online use
    • This training has been specially developed for online teaching, ensuring it provides a highly stimulating, immersive and enjoyable learning experience
    • Oxford Creativity’s courses are delivered by two TRIZ experts with over 10 years experience in systematic innovation and problem solving 
    • Access to the webinar recordings for 28 days after the event so you can continue to refer to what you have learnt

    Read our interviews with two of our first attendees Rosemary Chude-Sokei and Faith to learn more. 

    Qualification

    On completion of the full 10 hour training (learning lectures and workshops), you will receive our certificate attaining TRIZ Aware level and 10 hours CPD.

    Please note, those attending the 5 hour training (learning lectures only) will not receive a qualification.

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    Book Lectures and Workshops For 24 - 28 May 2021

    Agenda

    Day 1 - The logic of problem solving + genius thinking habits

    Fundamental problem solving basics and tools including the Prism of TRIZ, Ideal, Resource mobilisation. TRIZ aims to ensure that we can create and improve systems and processes to meet all needs – as exactly, economically and sustainably  as possible. Learn the basic TRIZ tools for understanding and cleverly solving problems fast, and the TRIZ habits for clarity and simplicity by keeping detail in its place.

    Adopt the habits of genius thinkers and clear thinking with Time & Scale in 9 Boxes. Learn how to stretch your understanding of any situation by understanding its past, present and future while simultaneously capturing everything significant from the details to the big picture. Time & Scale in 9 Boxes helps you map, understand and communicate any problem, system or situation!

     

    Day 2 - Solve contradictions and get everything you want

    Have you ever had an impossible problem where every attempt to solve it only made things worse? If so, you were probably wrestling with contradictions! In this session you’ll discover powerful techniques to avoid unsatisfactory compromises and get everything you want using the 40 Inventive PrinciplesThe Contradiction Matrix and the Separation Principles. Learn to uncover conflicting requirements in any situation and systematically resolve anything bad that occurs.

    Day 3 - See the future with TRIZ Trends

    You don’t need a crystal ball to see the future! TRIZ research uncovered that all products, processes and technical systems evolve in highly predictable ways to meet needs better over time. In this session you’ll learn simple techniques to predict the future trajectory of your own systems, strengthen your IP and generate ideas for next generation products. The 8 Trends of Technical Evolution take the guesswork out of invention and help you use your expert knowledge extremely efficiently!

    Day 4 - The logic of problem solving

    Creative people (ie all of us) love solving problems! The trouble is, we seem to be hard-wired to fall in love with our own ‘genius’ solutions! TRIZ shows us there are always many good ways to solve a problem, and by following simple, logical steps, we broaden our options and find the best possible solutions. In this lesson you’ll learn about The Ideal and how understanding benefits, functions and resources can drastically improve problem-solving outcomes

    Day 5 - Simple, elegant systems with Oxford TRIZ

    Einstein famously said that we should make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler. In this session we'll introduce you to a powerful combination of tools for developing simple, elegant systems. Discover Oxford TRIZ Function Mapping - a step-by-step technique for visualising any system and highlighting problem areas at a glance. Then learn how to apply the Oxford TRIZ Trimming Rules and the 76 Standard Solutions to eliminate harms in your system and increase benefits through radical simplification and clever use of resources.

    Who should book?

    • Anyone with a problem they haven’t satisfactorily resolved
    • Product designers, engineers, R&D professionals and managers involved in product development or complex problem solving
    • Anyone from companies that want to accelerate problem solving and streamline the innovation process
    • Inventors, engineers, scientists and patent professionals - the training provides tools with which to derive greater value from intellectual property

    Course Materials 

    • Key TRIZ  materials - Contradictions Matrix, TRIZ 40 Principles (both for technical and business problems), the 8 Trends of Evolution - we will provide with you digital copies 
    • Not essential but will complement your learning - 'TRIZ for Engineers: Enabling Inventive Problem Solving’ by Karen Gadd and/or 'TRIZ For Dummies' by Lilly Haines-Gadd, visit our books page to purchase a copy

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently only offering Fundamental Problem Solving as online training. We hope to offer in-person public training courses in the second half of 2021, for more information please visit our training page

    Book Lectures and Workshops For 24 - 28 May 2021

    It is one of the most useful courses I have been able to go on.

    Stuart Griffiths, Rolls-Royce

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    "I have learnt new and powerful ways of looking at problems differently to come up with new and viable solutions. It is a toolset that I think all engineers would find useful. Great course!"

    Michelle
    Chartered (Aeronautical) Engineer

     

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    "I spent a very enjoyable week picking up the basics of TRIZ, and I honestly can't understand why everybody isn't doing it"

    Sarah Le-Fevre
    Games-based Learning Designer

     

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     The “business and people” sections in the Guide to Solving Contradictions” has helped me as a manager. I literally have that file on my phone, tablet and laptop. I can’t afford to be without it now

    Rosemary Chude-Sokei
    Performance Assessment & Reporting, Healthcare

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    I found the short sharp accelerated format engaging but never rushed — ‘just right’. 

    I’d done various bits of background reading for a while, but evidently that's no substitute for the presentation format which much better conveys the real substance....Look forward to more in the future, and the patent course in Feb!

    David Perkins