Abstract: Cause-Effect Analysis and Resource Analysis is not only important for modern TRIZ, but also the key step for problem-solving. This paper introduces a method to conduct Cause-Effect Analysis and Resource Analysis as an integral part and integrate the former with other Cause-Effect Analysis methods, which has been used in many engineering problems and is effective and efficient for many engineers. In this paper, both its rationale and its detailed steps are described, and at the final part there is a case study for a real problem. By the way, it is easy to implement this method in software, thus it will be better for the users to solve engineering problems, of course the above case is made in such a software.
MA TRIZ L3, 6sigma Blackbelt, 10-year practical experience in product development and process improvement, 5 years as TRIZ trainer and consultant, published 4 articles in international magazines and 3 books on TRIZ and 6sigma