In this article Gregory Frenklach discusses the System Operator when observing and solving problems. The System Operator forces the problem solver to view the system with respect to the subsystem, system and super-system as well as the past, present and future. Because the System Operator allows the TRIZ practitioner to view the problem from multiple perspectives, it gives them the ability to choose how they would like to solve the problem while utilizing their available resources.
In this article Gregory Frenklach describes and gives examples of a new problem solving method called Multi-level Problem Solving. This method utilizes multi-level analysis which allows the problem to be broken down to its roots, and each aspect of the problem dealt with individually. With this core idea practitioners can utilize Multi-level Problem Solving to gain new perspectives and come to new and useful solutions.
In this article Gregory Frenklach discusses the creation of problem solving methodologies based on TRIZ tools and based in differnet areas of human activities through a process called feature transfer. In fields with attached human attributes such as management, advertising and marketing, problem solving methods must be developed to effectively find solutions. Building these TRIZ-like methodologies for fields involving human activities is difficult, but feature transfer along with multi-level and object chain analysis make this process simpler.
In this article Gregory Frenklach provides an algorithm utilizing TRIZ tools to solve problems. TRIZ is an instrument developed to aid practitioners in understanding problems, developing creative ideas with the use of tools, and ultimately solving those problems with those provided tools. The provided TRIZ based algorithm utilizes seven steps, three main steps and four additional ones to help when difficulties arise, to develop a comprehensive and useful solution when problem solving.
In this article Gregory Fenklach explains an algorithmic approach to solving problems using Altshuller’s matrix. The classical TRIZ approach, solving a problem through contradiction matrix analysis, can at times be cumbersome and may provide misleading suggestions. With the presented 7 step algorithmic approach, problem solvers will be able to identify useful parameters easier and provide useful solutions.
In this article Gregory Frenklach discusses a method called Anticipatory Failure Determination, which allows businesses to look into future problems and prevent systems from failing. Many companies concentrate on fixing problems rather than taking action to prevent them. The Anticipatory Failure Determination method allows possible system failures to be identified and preventative actions to take place.
Usage of the Direct and Preliminary Extra-Effect Determination Methods for Diagnostic Problem Solving
When problems are identified in a system and are unsolvable though normal inventive problem solving methods they require alternative methods. These methods are called Direct and Preliminary Extra-Effect Determination and they allow intuitive solutions to be reached when normal inventive problem solving methods fail. In this article Gregory Frenklach talks about how to utilize the Direct and Preliminary Extra-Effect Determination Methods when dealing with complicated diagnostic problems with feedback.
In this article Gregory Frenklach talks about an algorithm designed to make diagnostic problems easier to solve. Every business has specific problems they encounter that create undesirable outcomes whether it’s something occurring in a system and the reason is unknown, or the function of a particular element is unknown. By looking at the problem and discerning how to create the unwanted result instead of concentrating on the cause, the problem can be identified and the correct TRIZ instrument applied to solve the issue.