Location: Biosense Webster, 15715 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA 91706
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Fee: $195 for 702 section members; $215 for non-section members
What the workshop will cover:
Project of all kinds frequently reach a point where all the analysis is done, but the next step is unclear. The project team must be creative, but common creativity tools that depend on intuition and the knowledge of the members of the team and the dynamics of brainstorming are unreliable.
TRIZ is a problem solving method based on logic and data, not intuition. TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) started in the USSR and is now an international science of creativity that relies on the study of the patterns of problems and solutions.
TRIZ is spreading into corporate use by several paths – it is increasingly common in Six Sigma processes, in project management and risk management systems, and in organizational innovation initiatives. TRIZ users range from international giants like Samsung, HP, Intel Coca-Cola, John & Johnson, Medtronic, etc. to entrepreneurial start-ups.
By attending this workshop, you will not just get ‘familiar’ with TRIZ – you will learn TRIZ techniques that you can apply immediately to your innovation challenges in service/product development and in quality improvement for systems, services and products.. You’ll solve real problems during the workshop, so that you go back to your organization with the methodology and a relevant case study.
Presenter: Akhilesh Gulati
A Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Akhilesh is an experienced leader in Six Sigma, Lean enterprise, reengineering, benchmarking, kaizen events, total quality, waste reduction and strategy execution. He has lately been focusing on application of TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) training and consulting, integrating it with Lean and Six Sigma. He is a regular contributor in professional society newsletters and journals. He has presented TRIZ at regional and local conferences on a variety of topics in operations and productivity improvement in manufacturing, healthcare and service industries. He has taught many people how to apply TRIZ to accelerate innovation in their areas of excellence in numerous workshops.