TRIZ Training ~ Wednesday, November 21


  • Half-day seminar on structured innovation
  • Participants who successfully complete the training and post-training project will receive certification as TRIZ Green Belt

Who Should Attend

  • Directors, Engineers, Scientists, Technology Managers, R&D Managers, Engineering Managers, HR Directors, Value Engineers, Quality Specialists (Six Sigma Green Belts, Black Belts & Master Black Belts), Product Development Specialists and anyone who has responsibility for innovation

Why Should You Attend

  • If your current methods are good, but need some improvement, then you should attend!
  • If your margins are decreasing, your change programs result in meager – incremental improvements, then you should attend!
  • If you want better returns from your Cost Reduction efforts, Quality Enhancement efforts, Product Development processes, then you should attend!

How Will You Benefit?

  • Improved creativity & inventive problem solving skills
  • Be capable of providing invention on demand
  • Develop breakthrough solutions providing increased economic value
  • Develop high value Intellectual Property (IP)

What Will You Cover?

  • Fundamental concepts of structured innovation (Ideality, Function Models, Inventive Principles, Resources, Contradictions)
  • How and where structured innovation complements and enhances DFSS, Six Sigma, Systems Engineering & Value Engineering methods; case studies
  • Guided innovation toolkit software
  • How to implement structured innovation
  • Post-training 10 hour homework during two weeks (1 hour/day) in order to obtain the knowledge and skill necessary to solve inventive problems
  • Structured innovation post-training project on your choice (4 web-sessions during 2 weeks facilitated by a TRIZ Black Belt)


  • $265 CAD for the half-day seminar, 1 month homework assignments and project support via web conferencing
  • Includes one month subscription to Guided Innovation Toolkit™ software


  • Through CSVA


Using Functional Performance Specifications for Improved Decision-Making ~ Wednesday, November 21

Objective: The course will show how using the value analysis technique, Functional Performance Specification (FPS), assists in clarifying decisions at the concept stage of a project. Many other applications will also be discussed.

Seminar Leaders:
  • Lucie Parrot, M.Ing., CVS (Life)
  • Tom Fletcher, P.Eng., CVS
The seminar will illustrate how function analysis can be successfully applied to define user needs and express those needs in terms of a Functional Performance Specification document. Those needs are expressed in terms of functions and constraints. For each of these, evaluation criteria are defined each with their level and flexibility. The seminar will outline the following:
  • Function analysis trees
  • Developing performance criteria
  • Measuring performance
  • Strategic, management and tactical goals
  • Using FPS to develop information system requirements
  • Using FPS in infrastructure applications and product development