The Altshuller Institute

for TRIZ Studies

Inside TRIZ


June 2009

Jim Todhunter

The notion of solving a problem is fundamental TRIZ.  So much so, that it is embedded in the very name of the discipline.  However, to solve a problem effectively, one needs to first understand the problem.  This means understanding that the problem being examined is the correct one, defining the goal of the desired solution, and expressing the problem statement in a way that allows the solver to map the problem situation to the solution goals naturally.


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