Beginners – How run effective INVENTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING session using TRIZ

TRIZ Beginners Tutorial-TOM-SPIKE-at-Berlin_2015
TRIZ Beginners Tutorial-TOM-SPIKE-at-Berlin_2015
TRIZ Beginners Tutorial

Have you ever applied inventive problem solving – TRIZ? Actively engaged and in a cross-functional team of experts? So, this is your chance! Prior knowledge on TRIZ is not required. But is also does not harm, too.

Breakthrough inventions are a big building block towards successful innovation. But how to create inventions? Do we need a creative genius who does all the thinking until ideas strike like a lightning bolt? No, we don’t. INVENTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING (TRIZ) is a straight forward methodology to create inventions. This tutorial will give you hands-on experiences how to the powerful TRIZ methodology.


  • Warm-up and ice breaker
  • Overcoming psychological inertia
  • Interactive case study and hands on approach
    • TRIZ approach in a nutshell.
    • Tongs Model & Multiscreen Scheme
    • Why compromise makes both parties lose.
    • Inventive Principles help solving contradictions.
  • Wrap-up, Learnings and Feedback

This TRIZ Beginners tutorial, is a perfect kick-off for the TFC2018 conference: An extraordinary event, with valuable insights and networking opportunities.

About the tutorial providers


Nina-Defounga, Dipl.-Ing

Nina Defounga, Dipl.-Ing., Germany. Innovation has always been the centre of Nina’s professional life. Nina has earned her diploma in business engineering and gained experiences in various industries like Marketing, Software Development, Product Development and Consulting. Several start-up teams and start-ups have benefitted from these learnings, including her own ones. Nina teaches, trains and facilitates innovation methodologies to inspire the creation of truly new ideas, concepts and solutions which regularly turn into successful innovations. Being the managing director of the Berlin innovation consultancy TOM SPIKE, she confidently promises to find patentable solution for any technical challenge and innovative solutions for any other endeavour. Besides hands-on innovation support, Nina Defounga provides trainings, workshops and coaching for managers, entrepreneurs and innovators, in particular where technologies are the companies’ core competencies. Be it for technology, product, service/process or business model innovation. More on



Thomas-Nagel, Dipl.Ing.

 Thomas Nagel, Dipl.Ing. Germany. He studied mechanical engineering and received a diploma from

the HTW Aalen. He has over 30-year professional experience in engineering and product development in different leading roles. Beginning in 1998; his focus became Operational and business Excellence. Educated in North America in Design for Six Signa and a certified Senior Six Sigma Master Black recognized by Whirlpool, Bombardier and the European Six Sigma Club, he completed many improvement projects with relevant, high impacting savings. In 2008/2009 he studied TRIZ and OTSM TRIZ at the INSA Strasbourg/France and received a “Master Spécialise en conception Innovante”. During his studies he has been educated and mentored on modern OTSM-TRIZ by TRIZ Master Nikolai Khomenko. The team and he received for his master thesis project the Bombardier Innovation price in 2012. As Cofounder and partner of TOM SPIKE GmbH Berlin, Germany - a consultancy with focus on structured innovation - he supports very successful well-known companies on relevant themes about innovation. More on


Advanced – “Algorithm for Inventive Problem Solving (ARIZ-85C)”

Isak Bukhman, TRIZ Master, President of Altshuller Institute for TRIZ studies.

ARIZ-85C is the Russian acronym for "The Algorithm for Inventive Problem Solving” – “Алгоритм Решения Изобретательских Задач”. ARIZ-85C, the primary element of TRIZ, is a set of sequential, logical procedures for analyzing the initial problem situation in order to create most effective solutions by using the fundamental concepts and methods of TRIZ
The author of ARIZ is Genrich Altshuller (Altshuller, 1984; Bukhman, 2012). His first version of the process was developed in 1956. The name ARIZ was introduced for the first time in the autumn of 1965, with modifications noted by the subsequent years of development: ARIZ-68, ARIZ-71, ARIZ-77, ARIZ-82. The last modification, ARIZ-85C performs four major functions in TRIZ:

  1. Provides a way to use TRIZ elements as a system in order to create best possible solutions to a problem
  2. Acts as a TRIZ component manager by showing us after which step of problem analysis we are ready to use the different elements of TRIZ
  3. Develops an analytical algorithm for the human brain (not for computers) that gently guides us from the initial problem statement to elegant and innovative solutions
  4. Makes us more creative and innovative while it helps us avoid psychological Inertia, the greatest enemy of problem solvingToday, we will explore structure of ARIZ-85C, guide to diagrams of typical conflicts, and following parts of ARIZ-85C equipped with example from the real project (Bukhman, 2012):

Part 1 => transition from an initial problem statement to a distinctly constructed statement and model of a mini-problem
Part 2 => creation a list of the time, space, substance and field resources, with their associated parameters, that are available for solving the problem. After completing Part 2, we are well prepared for developing innovative solutions in Part 3.
Part 3 => is the most creative element of ARIZ-85C. After identifying them in Part 2, we begin to analyze how to use our available resources as effectively as possible. The formulation of Ideal Final Result One and Ideal Final Result Two is the basis for realizing this achievement. From here it becomes possible to formulate Physical Contradictions on a macro and micro level. The application of Part 3 of ARIZ directs us toward the Ideal Solution. It is not always possible to obtain an Ideal Solution but the Ideal Final Results points to the most potent answers.
Part 4.1 => the method of Simulation by “Little Manikins”. The originator of TRIZ, Genrich Altshuller in the 1960s, invented the method of Simulation by “Little Manikins” (SLM) (Altshuller, G.S. 1984; Altshuller, G.S. 1996).
Altshuller, G. S. (1984). Creativity as an Exact Science, New York, NY: Gordon and Breach
Altshuller, G. S. (1996). And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared. Worcester, MA: Technical Innovation Center.
Bukhman, Isak. (2012). TRIZ Technology for Innovation, Taiwan: Cubic Creativity Company.

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About the tutorial provider

Isak Bukhman
TRIZ Master, President of Altshuller Institute for TRIZ studies.

Isak Bukhman

TRIZ Master, President of Altshuller Institute for TRIZ studies.


TRIZ Master, President and Consultant of TRIZ Solutions LLC (USA), President of Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies, innovation advisor of Tsinghua x-lab (School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University), senior consultant of Chongqing Innovation Method Society, honorary director of Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Technological Innovation Methods and Tools, honorary member of Leibniz Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (LIFIS)
As their chief methodologist, Isak spent almost ten years at Invention Machine Corporation (IMC-IHS) while the company established its global reputation. He now works as an independent consultant and is an owner of TRIZ Solutions, LLC.
During recent years, Isak has been active delivering TRIZ training workshops and guiding the development of more than 100 innovation projects for more than 40 leading global Corporations, Institutes and Universities including: American Axle & Manufacturing (USA), BYD (P. R. of China), Bobcat (USA), Chery Automobile (P. R. of China), Delphi (USA), Eaton (USA), Hendrickson (USA), Ingersoll Rand (USA), Johnson Controls (USA), Alcon (USA), Biomerieux (USA), DePuyOrthopaedics (Germany), Medtronic (USA), Steris (USA), Baker Hughes (USA), Chemtura (USA), Masco-Behr (USA), Shell (USA, UK), Stress Engineering Services (USA), A.O. Smith (USA), BaoSteel (P. R. of China), Flowserve (USA), Hollingsworth (USA), Savannah River Site (USA), POSCO (South Korea), Xinetics (USA), DSO National Laboratories (Singapore), General Dynamics Land Systems (USA), Asus (Taiwan), Compal Electronics (Taiwan), Clorox (USA), Corning (USA), Epistar (Taiwan), GAF (USA), Henkel (Germany), Huawei Technologies (P. R. of China), Intel (USA, Israel), Johnson & Johnson (USA, Brazil), Matter/Fisher-Price (USA), Microsoft (USA), NXP (Hong Kong), Samsung Electro-mechanics (South Korea), Philip Morris (USA), Philips (Netherlands), Shenzhen Kaifa Technology (P. R. of China), Whirlpool (USA), Siemens (Germany), GEGR-E (Germany), Southwest Research Institute (USA), Chung Hua University (Taiwan), Lunghwa University of Science and Technology (Taiwan), Mitsubishi Research Institute (Japan), Singapore Polytechnic-school of Mechanical & Engineering (Singapore), Tulane University (New Orleans, USA), Leibnitz Institute for Interdisciplinary studies (Germany), Holon Institute of Technology (Israel), Universidad Technologica Nacional (Argentina), Tsinghua University (P. R. of China), Hebei University of Technology (P. R of China)
Isak’s work has also included the delivery of numerous basic and advanced training seminars (some together with Genrich Altshuller), education and training of thousands of managers, engineers and researchers in TRIZ/Value Methodology, and – closest to his heart – seven years of child and adolescent creativity (TRIZ) education in his native Latvia. It was a long way from team of 12 year old students to a specialized TRIZ K11 elementary-middle-high school of Lomonosov name in Riga.

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