We use TRIZ as a way to solve tricky problems in our projects. We always see better results from a well executed TRIZ analysis as compared to other, more conventional, approaches.
TRIZ is a set of problem-solving/creativity methods which were developed on a foundation of extensive research covering hundreds of thousands of inventions across many different fields.
An introduction to TRIZ can be found here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIZ
A quick and easy-to-learn method is the ”9 windows” technique. See: https://triz-journal.com/case-study-pizza-and-the-system-operator-for-teaching/
TRIZ effects database can be found here: https://www.triz.co.uk/how/triz-effects-database
”40 principles” is a part of TRIZ which is fairly easy to learn and apply (but not always as powerful as the other tools). See https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/51/40_principles_of_TRIZ_method_225dpi.jpg
For advanced TRIZ work we rely on ”ARIZ” which contains sub-methods like ”Conflict diagrams”, and ”Substance-Field”-analysis. However, these methods take some time to learn and master.
On request, a course of 2-4 hours has been put together. The course outline enables you to customize to process a specific problem which makes it suitable for projectstartup, or inspiration, when the solution feels distant.
For more information contact us at triz[@]join.se
You can also call Erik Sparre or Krister Uvnäs.