TRIZ for R&D DMAD(O)V
Ger de Waard, Management Consultant, Netherlands, SIG Leader
TRIZ is a problem solving toolkit: the principal TRIZ tools directs you to find all the ways of solving a problem, to find new concepts and the routes for developing new products.
TRIZ has simple general lists of how to solve any problem; these TRIZ solution triggers are distilled from analyzing all known engineering success. There are also tools for problem understanding, for system analysis and for understanding what you want.
TRIZ offers systematic innovation; by learning TRIZ and following its rules you can accelerate creative problem solving. Companies that successfully apply TRIZ are using the success and knowledge of the whole world, and are not dependent on the spontaneous and occasional creativity of individuals, or groups of engineers, within their organisation.
TRIZ is not just powerful for technical problem solving but is also successfully used on a wide range of management issues. TRIZ can be applied by using DfSS (DMAD(O)V approach.