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The Triz Journal | January 16, 2018

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About The TRIZ Journal - Mission, Philosophy and History

The TRIZ Journal Purpose

The purpose of The TRIZ Journal is to make the world aware of the power of TRIZ for solving extremely difficult and complex technical problems.  TRIZ is an acronym that stands for the “Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.” Developed by Soviet scientist and engineer Genrich Altshuller in the mid-1900s, the methodology has grown, cultivating a following as a methodology that calls for design solutions that are not compromises or trade-offs.

The TRIZ Journal provides unbiased information and resources about TRIZ and, more generally, innovation. Whether your organization is fully committed to implementing a systematic innovation methodology or is just beginning the journey, The TRIZ Journal can help you identify the tools and methods that will enable your business to deliver breakthrough innovation. Business professionals, from every industry, will find powerful information, with clear and direct steps for both learning and implementing the tools necessary to transform processes, products, services and business models using inventive problem solving.

The TRIZ Journal focuses on an environment that fosters open business-to-business communication, support between professionals and commerce between businesses. The resources available at The TRIZ Journal will help your business understand and set innovation into place and, more importantly, into practice.


The TRIZ Journal Philosophy

The TRIZ Journal is built on a foundation of honest and open communication among all of our participants. Our daily operations and guidelines for development are based on three basic values:

  1. We believe the best information can be found on an open platform. For this reason, The TRIZ Journal does not charge for information or resources.
  2. We believe that if businesses actively share information, ideas and experiences, business professionals, such as yourself, will benefit.
  3. We recognize and respect the value that a qualified consultant can provide during implementation. We also recognize that there are many choices when it comes to consulting services and we believe businesses should be informed of all possibilities from an unbiased source.

The TRIZ Journal is committed to these values and requests that site participants honor these values as well. Everyone benefits.


The TRIZ Journal History

The TRIZ Journal was first launched in 1996 as a communication platform for sharing TRIZ-related information worldwide. It grew from two readers (the editors of the journal) to tens of thousands of unique readers per month and continues to grow. Most recently, The TRIZ Journal was acquired by the Lean Methods Group.

The Lean Methods Group is a global management consulting firm specializing in the application of highly collaborative and methodical approaches to business performance improvement. Their business model is simple: they apply Lean methodologies to all aspects of their client’s business. Through a portfolio of Strategy, Innovation, Performance Excellence and Data Analytics methods, the Lean Methods Group helps you solve today’s toughest problems while building your team’s capabilities so you can sustain success and drive change tomorrow.