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Monthly Archives: January 2007

Welcome Back Kotter

26/01/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

After I gave my presentation at the IQPC Six Sigma Summit with Ms. Sally Frettinger from Ventana Medical Systems, I was asked about the cultural implications of the work Sally and I presented. The next day General Colin … Read More

A TRIZ Podcast

26/01/2007 |

Katie Barry

The TRIZ Journal’s managing editor Ellen Domb is featured in a podcast interview by Dan Keldsen, emphasizing applications of TRIZ to software development. It’s the third TRIZ interview in Keldsen’s series.

Listen to it here to learn more about … Read More

Real Cultural Change

21/01/2007 |

Ellen Domb

One concern of the “innovation community” is the need for massive cultural change to convert old-style, business-as-usual organizations to aggressive, change-hungry, experimental innovation organizations. And the history of cultural change is not good–various studies of corporate change initiatives have failure … Read More

Providing the Tools

17/01/2007 |

Cass Pursell

So the organization has decided to become more innovative. Great. We can expect an increase in R&D spending, a shift in strategic positioning, and an emphasis on new products or services. But what will be missed? Where are the … Read More

Travel to Conferences

13/01/2007 |

Ellen Domb

Regular readers of The TRIZ Journal know that I am constantly filling the “welcome letter” (our editorial column) with reminders almost a year in advance for readers to submit papers to the various conferences around the globe, and more … Read More

Innovation and Rome

08/01/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

Rome was founded in the middle of a savage world. Legend has it that twin brothers Remus and Romulas founded the city after being raised by a wolf in the wild. Rome was, at this time, under the … Read More

Celebrating 10 Years of The TRIZ Journal

08/01/2007 |

Michael Cyger

During the last 10 years The TRIZ Journal established itself as the leading online publisher of information about TRIZ, systematic innovation, and creativity-related articles and tools. The TRIZ Journal has developed and promoted the methodology’s use, the functionality of … Read More

Little "i" Innovation

05/01/2007 |

Cass Pursell A process engineer is hired by a service organization after a successful career spent improving work flow and throughput in a manufacturing environment. He busies himself identifying tools he used in his manufacturing career that could be retrofitted … Read More

About Commentator: Praveen Gupta

01/01/2007 |

Praveen Gupta

Praveen Gupta has been differentiating his work throughout his career. He has solved many problems over 25 years at small to large organizations. Praveen has developed a Six Sigma Business Scorecard for measuring corporate performance, the 4P (Prepare, Perform, … Read More

About Commentator: Ellen Domb

01/01/2007 |

Ellen Domb

Ellen Domb is the founder of the PQR Group and founding editor of The TRIZ Journal. TRIZ is Dr. Domb’s 6th career: she has been a physics professor, an aerospace engineer, an engineering manager, a product line general manager, … Read More

About Commentator: Cass Pursell

01/01/2007 |

Cass Pursell

I make my living as a Quality professional. I am certified via the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Quality Manager (CQM). I received my Black Belt training in Six Sigma from the fine folks at Pivotal Resources, … Read More

About Commentator: Michael S. Slocum

01/01/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

Dr. Michael S. Slocum, Principal and CEO of The Inventioneering Company, is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of strategy and innovation, specializing in Competitive Excellence and the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ). He has over … Read More

About Commentator: Katie Barry

01/01/2007 |

Katie Barry

Prior to becoming the editor of Real Innovation and The TRIZ Journal, Katie held editorial positions at Fenwick Publishing Group, Inc., and AMN Healthcare, Inc. She also worked at the Children’s Defense Fund and served in the correspondence office … Read More

Applying the Law of the Completeness of a Technological System to Formulate a Problem

01/01/2007 |

The complete technological system (CTS) is a useful teaching template for the use of analogy in problem solving, to help students understand the relationship between their own problem, an example and an abstract principle.Read More

Updated: the TRIZ Homepage in Japan

01/01/2007 |

"A Novel Joint Structure to Realize Welderingless Pipe Structures" and "Using TRIZ in Project-Based-Learning Assisted by CAE and Manufacturing Experiences" have been updated and are now viewable.Read More

Holistic Value Framework – Creating Right Value Streams Using TRIZ and Other Concepts

01/01/2007 |

Lean Thinking is widely accepted as a philosophy and technique for eliminating waste from processes. Several TRIZ techniques can add value to Lean, creating a holisitic value framework suitable for process analysis, optimization and alignment of processes to their end-objectives.Read More

Student Corner: Marvel of the Mobius Strip

01/01/2007 |

The simplicity of the Mobius strip is found in its most basic of forms: a small twisted piece of paper. The Mobius strip forms the basis of many inventions, from a child’s railway track to exercise equipment. Learn the strip’s secret in this article.Read More

Multi-level Problem Solving

01/01/2007 |

Multi-level Problem Solving (MPS) is different from TRIZ despite the heavy TRIZ influence. The MPS is a skeleton of short algorithms, forming the basis for future discussion and development.Read More

Letter to the Editor

01/01/2007 |

To The TRIZ Journal Editors:

I’m writing to explain that The TRIZ Journal incorrectly said that the paper presented at the First Iberoamerican Innovation Technology Congress in September about the design of the methodology TRIZ-AV did not use the Japanese … Read More

A New Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving: Six-box Scheme in Usit

01/01/2007 |

The ‘Four-Box Scheme’ of problem solving has long been regarded as a standard in TRIZ. A new ‘Six-Box Scheme’ is proposed and compared to the old.Read More