Implementation of TRIZ and CAI in companies
From a practical point of view, there are two major barriers for TRIZ and CAI beginners: a technical and a psychological one. One should not forget to think about the problems and barriers people had when implementing CAD into technical construction.
First of all, a modern CAD working station does not help at all, if the user doesn't know how to work with it. Absolutely the same is valid for computer-aided innovation that doesn't start in front of a computer, but with the learning of TRIZ basics and a new style of working.
A great number
of users confirm that the TRIZ Methodology is much too extensive to be
successfully introduced parallel to the usual business and daily work.
The contents, number and duration of the levels are tailored to match the requirements of the company. This way, the complete training cycle can be completed within 2 to 12 months depending upon the time available.
Gaining TRIZ competence
Depending on requirements, TRIZ
knowledge can be conveyed through practical training or, even more
effectively, by conducting pilot projects for solving actual tasks. The
recommended distribution of TRIZ knowledge within a company is
illustrated below. The basic knowledge, such as “contradiction-oriented
ways of thinking” should be widely spread throughout all company levels.
Platform for innovation and quality management
In comparison to the well-known methods of quality control and product development such as QFD, FMEA, DFMA, Taguchi and many others, TRIZ, as a complex innovation technology and consisting of various methods and tools, has to be highly rated. It helps to create an expandable internal platform for innovation and quality management in the companies. With dynamically growing global competition, a rapid implementation of TRIZ might not only invigorate and strengthen a company, it might just save it.
Author: Dr. Pavel Livotov