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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Milan: Computer-Aided Innovation

31/10/2008 |

Ellen Domb

Thanks to Gaetano Cascini and Noel Leon for getting us this abbreviated report on the  2nd IFIP Topical Session on Computer-Aided Innovation, presented in conjunction with the 20th IFIP World Computer Congress (September 7-10, 2008, Milan, IT – http://www.wcc2008.org … Read More

The Tic-Tac-Toe Approach to Strategic Planning

27/10/2008 |

Jack Hipple

I’d like to share with you a very simple, but powerful strategic analysis tool that I’ll just describe as the “tic-tac-toe” approach to strategic analysis. It comes from my experience with TRIZ, but it’s a much broader thinking tool … Read More

Booz & Company’s Global Innovation 1000

22/10/2008 |

Katie Barry

Booz & Company announced its new Global Innovation 1000 report today –”Beyond Borders.” The report focuses on R&D expenses across the globe as a key innovation indicator. Their top 10 companies include: Toyota, General Motors, Pfizer, Nokia, Johnson & … Read More

Evolution of Browsers and Google Chrome – TRIZing it

18/10/2008 |

Prakasan Kappoth

Couple of years back I was explaining the Ideal Final Result (IFR) concept to our engineers (Computer engineers) using the example of “search”. The question we tried to answer; what is the IFR for the function (for consumers) search. … Read More

Changing Corporate Culture for Innovation

10/10/2008 |

Praveen Gupta

Current discussion about innovation has been dominated by the need to create a culture for institutionalizing innovation.

I posed the question “What does culture for innovation entail?” to my students representing cultures of France, China, Korea, Azerbaijan, USA, India, … Read More

The Elegant Solution and TRIZ

06/10/2008 |

The Elegant Solution by Mathew May explores Toyota Motor’s formula for innovation. The "elegant solution" discussed in the book and TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) share many commonalities.Read More

Case Study: Use TRIZ to Solve Complex Business Problems

06/10/2008 |

In this case study a direct contradiction is visible: to reduce the dependence on distributors and increase the territories and customer base (improves), which impacts (worsens) the existing revenue model, losing the customer base and adding competition.Read More

Student Corner: the Earth to the Moon

06/10/2008 |

Research and development of equipment for testing construction materials like soil, concrete, etc., and developing new testing technologies with nuclear methods, are applicable for use on the Earth’s moon.Read More

TRIZ As a Catalyst for Project Management Excellence

06/10/2008 |

The techniques of project management created at the end of the 1950’s in the U.S. are among the most effective procedures for improving efficiency when launching new products and services. TRIZ techniques can improve project management processes.Read More

Welcome to the October 2008 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

06/10/2008 |

Project management, the Moon, the Toyota Motor Corporation, construction sites and a fictional case study are the focal points of October’s TRIZ Journal.Read More

Destroying Construction Materials with Technological Effects

06/10/2008 |

The destruction of large stones, pieces of structures, hard soil monoliths, etc. is often necessary to begin construction – new destruction methods were required.Read More

About Commentator: Prakasan Kappoth

01/10/2008 |

Prakasan Kappoth

Prakasan Kappoth (Prakash) is a Senior Manager working as a Systematic innovation facilitator and innovation consultant at MindTree Ltd., Bangalore, India; a mid-sized IT Service Company delivering techno-business solutions to clients across the globe. He helps MindTree’s internal and … Read More