Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ, pronounced as treez) provides a powerful mechanism to strengthen the thinking skills of the practitioner.
Over successive decades TRIZ has matured to provide a robust platform for practitioners to generate elegant solutions to problems, predict potential failure points, direct the evolution of products and manage intellectual property. TRIZ concepts have been demonstrated equally effective for skilling kids.
Yet after years of existence and ample case studies the vast sea of humanity seems to be indifferent to the existence of TRIZ.
Could it be part of a bigger conspiracy to keep TRIZ a secret similar to what is alleged to have been done for the aliens that visit planet earth or is it that the TRIZ’niks employ a language that masses cannot relate to?
The TRIZ community is encountering multiple contradictions in its journey of evolution.
For example, if we make the language simple then the man on the street will understand but it will dilute the power of the methodology and vice versa.
Can we apply the principles of TRIZ to resolve the underlying contradictions to make the concepts of TRIZ a universally adopted practice?
Aditya is the Practice Manager for Innovation Practice at QAI Global Services and working on expanding the service delivery capabilities for the practice. Aditya has a cross-functional work experience of over 12 years in the areas of Process Improvement, Process and Product design, and Project Management using principles and practices of Innovation, Lean, and Six Sigma. Aditya has facilitated over 200 projects spanning different industry segments and has trained more than 1000 people on areas related to Innovation, Lean, and Six sigma. He is the author of several articles on topics related to Innovation, Lean, and Six sigma, that have been published in magazines such as ASQ Quality Progress, ASQ Six Sigma Forum, Altshuller Institute, TRIZ Journal, IDG Outsourcing and OUTSOURCING and is on the book review panel of Pearson Vue (owners of Addison Wesley, Penguin brands).
Aditya is President of TRIZ Association of Asia and is one of the two in South Asia to be Certified MATRIZ Level 3, ITRIZ-IPS, AFD trainer and authorized by MATRIZ (International Association of TRIZ) to certify others on MATRIZ Level 1.
He is full member of American Society of Quality (ASQ) and member of Altshuller Institute, USA.