TRIZ India Forum Ideal Final Result (IFR)

TRIZ India Forum is a group formed by few TRIZ enthusiastic s from different parts of India, believing a systematic and structured innovation process can help improving India's innovation capability.

So it is there Now! The TRIZ INDIA FORUM has been launched on 1st November 2007. How did it happen? Prakasan created the BLOG and it is now available for all of us to discuss TRIZ and Innovation from and for India. Why India? Why TRIZ only for Innovation?India because we believe India is the world's Innovation Tipping Point now. It is going to create multiple impacts in a decade or so and the Globe will looking at the Innovation Leadership from India, if it is not already looking at it. The simple reason why India works is the inherent complexity of India to absorb and respond to more complexity that the world is creating. India thrives in complexity and thats a fantastic situation to be in.However, India also has problems of being a constrained by many ills. The solutions lies in exploring Innovation systematically. It will only happen through a country wide initiative to take us to the stage where we define the new world that we want to inhabit.We believe that Theory of Inventive Problem Solving - the TRIZ or at least TRIZ Thinking is the vehicle to catapult India into future.We Invite all readers to join in this journey @ TRIZ INDIA FORUM.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Integrating TRIZ with Other methods

The holistic viewpoint is to create a generic framework by integrating techniques and methods to solve problem. TRIZ definitely is central - however - it has inherent gaps that other methods can fill up. I have been working on such integrated frameworks and just review some of my previous papers published - may be of interest

Robust Inventive Software Design (DSM 2005 Conference) (reproduced below)

Title: Robust Inventive Software Design (RISD) - A Framework Combining Design Structure Matrix (DSM), Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and TRIZ
Authors: Bhushan, Navneet

Continuously increasing complexity in the modern day software systems call for radically different measures to ensure high levels of software productivity. Coupled with increasing distance between user requirements of what they really need versus what they want, is creating major challenges that current approaches to software design are finding exceedingly difficult to meet. Further the problems of software design are compounded due to non-physical nature of software systems, where intuition, experience and judgment of experts plays more important role than quantitative and measurable metrics of the traditional engineering world.
This paper addresses these challenges through a proposed framework combining the Design Structure Matrix (DSM), Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem solving). TRIZ concept of ideality, functionality and contradictions elimination is used to come up with inventive solutions to business problems. These solutions flow through the expert judgments of multiple stakeholders captured through AHP to compute the real value being delivered to the customers of the software product. Based on this analysis, solutions are broken down in subsystems or software elements whose complexity is computed through the DSM. To compute this complexity the fundamental principle of software design which states minimized module coupling and maximized module cohesion, is used to measure the ideal software system delivering the functionality. The complexity measure of proposed alternatives designs is compared with the complexity of the ideal software system to choose the best design alternative. Further the DSM is used to choose integration test cases for testing the design.
The RISD framework proposed in this paper has in built processes for inventive or idea generation along with incorporating expert judgment in a systematic manner and analyzing the complexity of the proposed designs to create robust software systems with minimum complexity.

The presentation can be downloaded from : the conference web site

Set-Based Concurrent Engineering (SBCE) and TRIZ - A Framework for Global Product Development
Navneet Bhushan

Continuously increasing complexity in the modern day systems call for radically different approaches to ensure high levels of functionality, quality and performance in new product development. Increasing globalization indicates that the world will witness more of Global Product Development (GPD). Further the problems of new product developers are compounded due to great amount of software that is embedded in many products. The non-physical nature of software systems, where intuition, experience and judgment of experts plays more important role than quantitative and measurable metrics of the traditional engineering world, increases the complexity for the global product developers.

The pdf can be downloaded from Altshuller Institute Site here

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