Friday, July 9, 2010

Application of OTSM NofP for sustainable innovation: from zero to the market place

Here it is just one example of OTSM Network of problems application in combination with many others OTSM-TRIZ based tools. The product is on the market now. it was created by on of my students of Advanced Master in Innovative Design (include more than 300 hours of OTSM-TRIZ study). The new product have several revolutionary solutions and open new horizon for the product development based on OTSM Network of Problems (NofP). As you can see those 300 hours of study pay back much morte than one day training for 40 principles. It seems very simple now. As they say in UK - it is easy if you know how....
However it was not so easy to overcome mental inertia of colleags inorder to repose problems in unusual way and find a simple solutions. OTSM Network of Problems was helpful to overcome resistance of bosses and colleagues. You can read more about resitance to really innovative ideas in the first posts of this blog.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Could innovation become a culture through all ranks of an organization?

The main tool of Classical TRIZ and its theoretical background can be seen as a powerful platform for integration many other methodologies into unified system. Why?
When people often use ARIZ and familiar with original Altshuller's Philosophy of Classical TRIZ they obtain certain culture of thinking that can be used in many ways in various improvement and innovation methodologies. Two generations of OTSM

Monday, January 25, 2010

Red Ocean instead of Blue one

One of the problem about old strategic general idea that now many people call as Blue Ocean is

Monday, January 18, 2010

Good Strategy must seems unrealistic and not good for implementation.

If we always do just something that seems real from the beginning then we will always will stay in the red ocean and repeat the same things  that all our competitors do. The art of strategy is the art to develop strategy that seems unrealistic for most competitors 

TRIZ based software and semantic approach

I believe that Semantic approach that is used by Invention Machine Corporation is not restricted by the direct link from functional diagram to data base of solutions as some people believe. The point is that there is not data base of solutions. Computer 'read and understand' texts

Monday, January 11, 2010

What for OTSM-TRIZ network of problems/solutions can be good?

OTSM Network of problem is a technique for posing correct problem out of fuzzy situation.

The method somehow links to functional analysis, project management, cause effect analysis, failure mode analysis, Altshuller's schema of powerful thinking (4 dimensions system operator) and other analytical methods of OTSM-TRIZ, but not only. It allowed easy  integration with many other analytical techniques useful for practical management of complex problematic situations.
It can be used also for some project planning, strategy planning, initial stages of complex system modeling (Simple as well), UML Use cases developin,  multi-disciplinary optimization and

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

How OTSM-TRIZ work: short introduction

If you or your people need tools for making analysis of the complex interdisciplinary problematic situations and generate satisfactory solutions and objective evaluation of the solutions then

Monday, January 4, 2010

OTSM-TRIZ software: Integration with existing popular software

Today I have posted new discussion topic at my Linkedin Group - TRIZ based Software.
This group is dedicated to discuss some functionality that OTSM-TRIZ can bring to software and how then the software can be helpful for solving problems in professional and private life.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

What should be done with complex interdisciplinary Problem?

Often enough people asked about how to manage complex interdisciplinary problematic situation. In frame of OTSM evolution for this purpose was developed Problem Flow Networks (PFN) approach. It was tested for many times for various problems. However it works for not so much complex problem as well. Same as Classical ARIZ

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Key Question to be answered by Classical TRIZ

Once I've seen list of 300 of creativity methods and it was not complete. Many people belive that the more methods you know the better... Should we learn all of those 300 methods and do the same?
What for?
How long it will take and how much will be the cost?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My First infection with TRIZ and OTSM

I was infected by TRIZ when it was converted from Algorithm to a Applied Scientific Theory for creating tools (instruments?) for solving non typical problems. It was 1979, book that original title was proposed by Genrich Altshuller - Exact Science Instead Of Creativity. Publisher was afraid of this challenged title and replace it by less challenged - Creativity As An Exact Science... I was electronical engineer and book was full of mechanical examples.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Book on OTSM-TRIZ for kids

One of many books of Tatiana now available in English: Thoughtivity for kids.

At YouTube you can find video of Tatiana and her colleagues who work with kids using her OTSM-TRIZ pedagogical assignments and mental exercises.

More detail on on Trainers of OTSM-TRIZ for kids Training in Jurmala next year

Those people who are interested in using OTSM-TRIZ for developing thinking skills in kids can attend the training by Tatiana Sidorchuk and Alla Nesterenko:
Creativity and Key Competences of Children Aged 3-10 through OTSM-TRIZ

EU citizen have chance to obtain grant from EU to attend the training. See the link for detail.
About trainers:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

OTSM-TRIZ for kids

Educational projects for teachers from EU but not only:

Leaders of OTSM-TRIZ pedagogy Tatiana Sidorchuk and Alla Nesterenko
will deliver trainings for parents and teachers.
EU citizens who work in educational system of EU countries can get grant to attend these trainings in 2010.

Those who read Russian can get their books here:

Video Illustrations for the book "Thoughtivity for kids" available on

Search there by OTSM-TRIZ for kids. Right now subtitles just in Russian soon will be in English as well.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Comment on Comment of Ellen Domb (August 29, 2008)

Dear Ellen.
I am very sorry for so long delay with my reaction. As you knows I prefer customers with complex interdisciplinary problematic situations and long term relationships with them. This helps me to carry out my research and Develop OTSM further. And it is useful for my customers to improve their product services and strategy. Bad news here is that those projects involve me completely and I have not so much time to maintain my blog. I like a lot this way of communication But…. See above…
A few words on your wonderful comment:

I have partially reacted it in my comment to Anonymous (April 29, 2009) – ego of professionals that usually cover their genetic fear.

Here I would like to say that

Friday, May 9, 2008

Limits of a Professionalism.

Several years ago I was coaching group of professionals who were working on a very important and complicated technical problem. We were working for several months to reveal and eliminate system of contradictions. Step by step we eliminated professional stereotypes of participants and finally developed a set of interesting innovative ideas.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Classical TRIZ education and Classical ARIZ

What is TRIZ education and why it is so different form traditional education?
What role play ARIZ in the TRIZ education Process?
What is behid text of ARIZ? And some other aspect of growing competence in Classical TRIZ in mailing list: TRIZ topica:

Here you can subscribe for mailing list of worldwide TRIZ community. Feree of spam. Posts appear not so often but last two years more and more interesting. Useful discussion on various TRIZ and Innovation related topics…
Could be interesting for TRIZ beginners but not only…

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Totaly stupid or totaly innovative?

We live in the world of rapid changes. Each changes force us to innovate our life our organization and, finally, our own mind. More and more people start to talk about innovation: innovate product, innovate organizational structure, innovate business model, innovate educational system etc…
However, Innovation is not so easy way to survive in the world of rapid changes. There are lots of myths on innovation and stereotypes. In the middle of 1980s the author of TRIZ Genrich Altshuller and his pupil Igor Vertkin carried out very interesting research on the history of innovation. They study biographies of approximately 1000 people who have changed the world.