28 September 2017
18:00 - 20:00
Northampton Marriott
  • 2017-09-28 18:00:00 2017-09-28 20:00:00 Europe/London Structured innovation for PM - TRIZ problem solving method Don't forget to book your place on the APM website Northampton Marriott Hotel, Eagle Dr, Northampton NN4 7HW   Northampton Marriott
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Structured innovation for PM - TRIZ problem solving method

Northampton Marriott Hotel, Eagle Dr, Northampton NN4 7HW

Step by step problem solving & innovation is uniquely offered by the TRIZ Capability. Developed in isolation in the USSR to locate the best known solutions to engineering, scientific & industrial challenges, TRIZ offers the golden rules for tackling the most challenging, difficult problems & delivers clarity even in the most complex situations.

TRIZ complements & completes all the other better known toolkits, as it offers something different & powerful in four simple lists of TRIZ solutions to any problem. The best known of the TRIZ problem solving lists is the 40 principles for resolving contradictions. This is a distillation of the proven ways known to humankind for overcoming conflicts between two desired functions. TRIZ Solutions offer a summary of the world’s knowledge and solutions and enables efficient access to on-line knowledge.

Despite its power and proven success, the adoption of TRIZ in Europe has not matched its success in other parts of the world especially Korea, China and India where innovation on demand is highly valued. Karen Gadd, founder of Oxford Creativity developed the accessible & successful Oxford TRIZ which has been adopted & successfully applied by many global, blue chip companies over the last two decades including Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, MBDA and Highways England.

Karen presents tonight’s event to give an overview of TRIZ and its relevance to PM illustrated by the well-known Oxford TRIZ cartoons. Free copies of the TRIZ Contradiction Matrix are available to everyone and free access to the TRIZ effects database.

After almost 20 years of problem solving in major companies Karen Gadd is one of the better known TRIZ leaders – her book TRIZ for Engineers has been published in many languages including German, Chinese, Korean and Hebrew. Karen graduated in mechanical engineering from Imperial College and has an MBA from London Business School and was recently invited to teach TRIZ for PM at London University.

This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience.

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1.1.1 Project management

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