Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Brief History of TRIZ

As follows from my experience, anyone who starts seriously studying TRIZ and Systematic Innovation, sooner or later starts wondering about a history of TRIZ. Why there are so many tools, what followed what? I constantly get these questions from my "students". Since there was no TRIZ timeline yet presented in English, I wrote an article "A Brief History of TRIZ" which summarizes major steps in the development of TRIZ and Systematic Innovation. The article is freely available at http://www.xtriz.com/publications.htm (top left corner).

In case if someone notices inconsistencies, please let me know.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

TRIZ & Systematic Innovation Training: Fall 2008

New dates for training courses in TRIZ and Systematic Innovation, Fall 2008 are available:

  • One-day Introduction to TRIZ for Business and Management, September 3, 2008, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 5-day Extended TRIZ and Systematic Innovation for Business and Management, September 22-26, 2008, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 3-day Basic Training in TRIZ and Systematic Innovation for Technology and Engineering, October 6-8, 2008, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • 2-day Workshop "OTSM-TRIZ for Kids" (for teachers and parents), October 23-24, 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (workshop leader: Nikolai Khomenko)
  • One-day Creative Imagination Development (for all areas), October 31, 2008,
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2-day Root Conflict Analysis (RCA+) (for all areas), December 2-3, 2008,
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 5-day Advanced TRIZ and Systematic Innovation for Technology and Engineering, December 8-12, 2008, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

This fall a new course is announced: Root Conflict Analysis (RCA+). Although the RCA+ technique was introduced relatively recently (in 2004), more that 200 projects were already successfully performed with it; thus this new new 2-day course focuses on practical applications of RCA+ for those who is interested in in-depth study of how to use the technique. RCA+ can be used both in combination with TRIZ and independently.

Also, based on the success of the first workshop "OTSM-TRIZ for Kids", we announced the next workshop to be held in October. The content of the workshop remains the same, therefore those who missed the first workshop have an opportinity to join us in October.

We also introduced discounts for early registration.

More detailed information about the courses is available at http://www.xtriz.com/Training/