Insourcing Innovation: How to Achieve Competitive Excellence Using TRIZ

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Innovation is central to business success, yet no other aspect of business is as frustrating and out of control. Instead of occurring in fits and starts and strokes of genius, innovation needs to become an all-the-time event that’s measurable, reliable, predictable, streamlined, and effective. Asserting that every innovation objective has a finite set of possible solutions given its unique constraints, TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, is a structured system for ...

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Overview

Innovation is central to business success, yet no other aspect of business is as frustrating and out of control. Instead of occurring in fits and starts and strokes of genius, innovation needs to become an all-the-time event that’s measurable, reliable, predictable, streamlined, and effective. Asserting that every innovation objective has a finite set of possible solutions given its unique constraints, TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, is a structured system for making innovation more manageable and profitable.

Divided into five parts, Insourcing Innovation: How to Achieve Competitive Excellence Using TRIZ demonstrates how the applicationof a consistent, systematic approach will render innovative problem solving a dependable reality rather than an enigmatic phenomenon.

  • Part I provides a framework for thinking about business excellence and the case for why TRIZ is a world-class approach for achieving perpetual innovation with existing resources.
  • Part II covers the tactical aspects of TRIZ, with a central focus on the TRIZ methodology (DMASI) and its primary constructs, techniques, and components.
  • Part III provides implementation case examples, including an in-depth breakdown of how TRIZ was used to create a self-heating beverage container. This part also summarizes how TRIZ was applied to innovate parts of the International Space Station, the Cassini Saturn orbiter, and even hospital triage.
  • Part IV transitions from the tactical aspects of TRIZ to its strategic aspects, which show you that no single innovation stands alone. All tap into one or more of eight evolutionary forces to become what they are. This part describes these forces with related examples.
  • Part V discusses how structured innovation is part of the larger system of “total performance excellence.” Highlighting their interdependence, it shows how key aspects of business excellence enable structured innovation, and at the same time are enabled by structured innovation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420062274
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/19/2007
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Interrupting Innovation Inertia
Winning the Innovation Race
Evolution of a Big Idea
Structured Innovation Is Here
The Further Rise of TRIZ
Resolving Problematic Contradictions
A World of TRIZ
The Enemy Is Psychological Inertia
The Mighty Russian
Backward from Perfect
All the Resources
Build a Model, and the Rest Comes
The Basis of Analogical Thought
Contradiction As a Path to Perfection
The Power of Guided Convergence
A Step Beyond
Making Real-World Innovations
The Case of the Containers
Space Station and Solar Panels
Probing Saturn and Her Moons
Ears Hearing under Water
TRIZ on Triage
Separating Steel in Space
Combating Contamination
Crafting an Innovation Roadmap
Evolution Won’t be Denied
Mapping Your Maturity
The Eight Patterns Described
The Evolution of Six Sigma
Enveloping Total Performance
A Simple Construct of Business
The Grand Unification of Business
Underpinnings of Total Performance
The Cycle of Excellence
Practically Speaking
Appendices
The Economics of Innovation
The 76 Standard Solutions
The 39 Problem Parameters
The 40 Inventive Principles
The 40 Inventive Principles—Adapted for Marketing, Sales, and Advertising
The 40 Inventive Principles—Adapted for Customer Satisfaction
The Contradiction Matrix
ARIZ Process Flowchart
Smart Garment for Firefighters: A TRIZ–ARIZ Case Study Index

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