Identifying the Solution 1st, Makes Things Easier

Mike Cardus

There is a problem solving methodology called TRIZ the theory of inventive problem solving that I have been using with organizations, teams, and mangers for 2 years now. But don’t we need to know the specific root cause(s) in order to solve the real problem? Do you use TRIZ?

What if the Miracle Question Worked with Corporate Teams?

Mike Cardus

The team and I had spent 3 days working through root-cause analysis and struggling to determine what was causing a certain screw to vibrate lose during flight. You leave here and place your project planning and analysis results on your desk.

Team 151

Applying a Model for Small Business Continual Improvement

Deming Institute

SWOT analysis. Root cause analysis. Cause and effect diagram. DMAIC methodology 8 hidden costs Triz. Guest post by Luciana Paulise, see part 1 of these thoughts: Applying Deming Principles at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. How to apply the model.