Simplified TRIZ
By: Kalevi Rantanen and Ellen Domb

"Simplified TRIZ" is THE book for TRIZ beginners. Every chapter has examples from daily life, engineering, management, business, and education so that readers from all backgrounds can relate TRIZ to their problem-solving needs. Chapters 1-11 guide the TRIZ beginner through the definition and formulation of a problem, and the development of solution concepts using the tools of TRIZ. Worksheets and templates are provided (both in the book and on a website) to aid the student in following the steps. Chapters 12-15 show how to introduce TRIZ into organizations, with special notes for those already using Six Sigma, Quality Function Deployment, and Theory of Constraints. Rantanen and Domb are TRIZ consultants and instructors who have brought their knowledge of the special problems of beginners to this book with the goal of helping beginners get a good start on getting the benefits of TRIZ quickly.
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Insourcing Innovation
By: David Silverstein, Neil DeCarlo, Michael Slocum

"Insourcing Innovation" is the answer to the perennial question "Which one TRIZ book should I show my boss?" It is short, with a very clear emphasis on the business issues of innovation-driven strategy. It is comprehensive, so that the newcomer to TRIZ can learn the real how-to of the basic skills of TRIZ and the philosophical basis of TRIZ so that she/he can learn advanced TRIZ with no further preparation. The TRIZ community has been talking about the integration of TRIZ into Six Sigma since 1998, but "Insourcing Innovation" makes that integration very obvious, with introductory notes by Michel Harry, one of the founders of Six Sigma, and the use of stories from Design for Six Sigma projects and DMAIC projects throughout the book. The material from Michael Slocum's popular and effective TRIZ classes forms the basis for the how-to and TRIZ background parts of the book. The refinement that comes from continuous improvement based on feedback from real students shows clearly in the clarity and simplicity of the presentation. Michael Slocum takes advantage of his experience with Ontro (later Ontech) leading the development of the self-heating beverage can to create a case study that runs throughout the book. This product, now being marketed by Wolfgang Puck, has been named one of 25 products of the year by Fortune magazine, and the intellectual property developed by Michael's team is now being incorporated into a wide variety of self-heating products. "Insourcing Innovation" helps you apply these methods to your own products and services.
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121 Heuristics for Solving Problems
By: Marco Aurélio de Carvalho, Tz-Chin Wei and Semyon D. Savransky

Creative solutions are easily recognizable, after they have been created. But how to attain them? This book is about a promising approach to creative problem solving - the use of heuristics. The main purpose of an heuristic is to make problem solving more efficient, by making past experience - which could guide the generation of new solutions - promptly available. The heuristic approach is widely used in TRIZ (the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving), which is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Successful results of using heuristics have been reported by companies such as ABB, Bosch, General Motors, Ford, Mitsubishi, Philips, Siemens, among others. With this book, the reader will be able to: - Understand the 121 Heuristics for problem solving, both from their descriptions and from selected examples; - Find the more promising Heuristic(s) for the solution of his/her problems; - Apply the heuristics and find creative solutions to his/her problems.
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Matrix 2003 and Matrix 2010
By: Darrell Mann, Simon Dewulf, Alla Zusman, Boris Zlotin

"Matrix 2003" is the culmination of several years' research and the analysis of over 150,000 patents issued between 1985 and 2003, undertaken to discover whether new patents follow or diverge from the patterns found in the earlier research by Altshuller and his colleagues. It follows the general format of Altshuller's matrix with 48 parameters instead of the original 39. The 40 principles familiar to all beginner TRIZ students ( have been preserved, and have been supplemented with 37 combinations of principles that occur frequently. One difference is that there are no blank cells, other than the diagonal of the matrix. If there were not enough cases to populate a particular cell, the authors met with experts in that area and developed a consensus set of useful principles.The emphasis in the structure of the book is on understanding the parameters, and the principles that are frequently used to solve problems involving that parameter. Matrix 2010 is a very thorough update, with new examples, using the same methods.
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Hands-On Systematic Innovation
By: Darrell Mann

Two comprehensive texts--the original "Hands-On Systematic Innovation" for technical audiences and "Hands On Systematic Innovation for Business and Management." Both books focus on tangible benefits (i.e., it enables the reader to tackle any problem or opportunity situation they are working on successfully), rather than being just another collection of features. Darrell Mann's extensive research in modern patents, for the technical book, and over 1800 business publications/year for the business and management book are brought together in an easy to use format.
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Beyond Strategic Vision
By: Michael Cowley and Ellen Domb

BEYOND STRATEGIC VISION: Effective Corporate Action With Hoshin Planning. Hoshin is a system which was developed in Japan in the 1960's-1980's, and is a derivative of Management By Objectives (MBO). It is a Management System for determining the appropriate course of action for an organization, and effectively accomplishing the relevant actions and results. Cowley and Domb tailor the Hoshin system to fit the culture of North American and European organizations. It is a "how-to" guide to the Hoshin method for executives, managers, and any other professionals who must plan and implement plans.
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TRIZ Research Report - An Approach to Systematic Innovation
By: Ellen Domb, Karen Tate, and Bob King

"TRIZ Research Report" was sponsored by the GOAL/QPC Research Committee, to understand how TRIZ could be explained to people who were interested in Total Quality Management. Bob King, GOAL/QPC's Executive Director, had concluded that the "next big thing" in quality would be innovation, and that TRIZ was the only systematic innovation method available. Ellen Domb and Karen Tate worked with Lev Shulyak, G.S. Altshuller's translator, and with the GOAL/QPC Research Committee, and created this 80 page overview, with technical and business examples for many of the problem-solving and technology forecasting tools of TRIZ.
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