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 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.