Wednesday, March 30, 2011


39 Parameters for Information Technology

I posted the following today on the TRIZ Journal "commentary" and want to ask readers of this blog to participate, too.   Any comments posted here will be forwarded to V. Petrov.    I will write some detailed comments later--my initial response was surprise that he was doing this, since I think that rebuilding the matrix will take extensive research, and cannot be done by substituting names of parameters.   I DO think that the concept of removing contradictions by finding the underlying assumptions, and removing the causes of the assumptions (or causes of the linkages between parameters) is a fundamental application of the concept of ideality, and that the 40 principles can be interpreted to be used for IT, as can the separation principles, the 76 standards, etc.  

March 30, 2011 posting to the TRIZ Journal:
Vladimir Petrov is asking for help from our readers for a new project. His TRIZ Journal articles have been very helpful to many people learning TRIZ, so it is a great privilege to use this column to help him get feedback from readers to advance his research.

He said, " I continue to adapt tools and concepts of TRIZ for IT. Now I am trying to adapt the inventive principles and matrix."

Petrov sent the following questions to ask for opinions from the TRIZJournal readers:

1. Please would you think what parameters out of Altshuller's 39 parameters cannot be used in IT engineering systems?

2. With what parameters they can be substituted and what parameters should be added or removed?

Please post your answers in the Comments section at the end of this commentary, or send them directly to Vladimir vladpetr (at) (I'll post my comments later this week, so that they don't bias other people's answers.) Thanks in advance for your help.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Live TRIZ discussion live #TRIZ discussion on internet radio, 10AM Pacific time, Monday, March 21. Listen or call in. Topic: resources.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Plan for Face-to-face Learning

Some of the most popular articles in this blog are the reports from TRIZ conferences around the world. I frequently encourage readers to participate in conferences, because the exchange of information face-to-face is a far richer experience than reading the formal papers from conferences, and we need all kinds of experiences to continue to develop TRIZ.

My colleagues who are regular TRIZ Journal and Real Innovation authors  and I can't get to all the conferences. We need volunteers to write reports so that our whole community can benefit! Likewise, the conferences need new authors and new audiences to expand the growth of TRIZ. Here's a partial list of conferences and dates, so you can start planning to write a paper, to participate, to attend, and (hopefully!) to write a report for this column. If you know of any that I have missed, please use the "comments" feature of this column to tell everybody.

This week: Korea Global TRIZCON. Same time next year, possibly joint meeting with Taiwan
May: Systematic Innovation Society (Joint meeting, Taiwan and Peoples Republic of China) Shanghai
May: Altshuller Institute TRIZCON, tentatively in Houston
July: MATRIZ, TRIZ Developers Summit, Russia
July: TRIZIndia Summit (abstracts due NOW!)
September: Japan TRIZ Association
October: US National Innovation Conference and "mini" TRIZCON, Dayton OH
October: Malaysia TRIZ Association
November: European TRIZ Association TRIZ Futures Conference, Dublin Ireland (abstracts due soon for short papers)
November-December: Iberoamerican Innovation Congress, organized by Ametriz, Mexico

Many other conferences are held at various times throughout the year: Italy, Israel, France, TRIZ Centrum (German-speaking countries), Iran, UK, and others. Please encourage the organizers to list them in the Calendar section of the TRIZ Journal and Real Innovation  so that all of us can decide how to both contribte to and benefit from face-to-face learning.

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