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Ideation International offers several I-TRIZ programs for Inventive Problem Solving (IPS), Anticipatory Failure Determination (AFD) and Directed Evolution (DE) that incorporate training, software tools, and project coaching. This combination ensures that you gain the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully apply I-TRIZ and receive a measurable return on your investment.

To discuss the best options to meet your requirements, please contact Ideation at:
Phone: 248-737-8854
FAX: 248-737-8929
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I-TRIZ SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION


To successfully launch I-TRIZ, an organization should identify, train and certify:

  • I-TRIZ Users to support I-TRIZ Practitioners by acting as team members on major projects and addressing smaller-scale efforts.
  • I-TRIZ Practitioners to conduct complex projects and facilitate the efforts of I-TRIZ Users on mid-scale projects.

  • I-TRIZ Professionals to coordinate and provide coaching for complex projects.

  • I-TRIZ Master* to implement and support the I-TRIZ System within the organization, and to train I-TRIZ specialists.

Target distribution for an organization:

* I-TRIZ Master training is available to assist large companies accelerate I-TRIZ implementation.


CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 I-TRIZ User
 (IPS, AFD, DE)
  • I-TRIZ User workshop or Internet training
 I-TRIZ Practitioner
 
(IPS, AFD)
  • I-TRIZ User certification
  • 3-day I-TRIZ Practitioner workshop
  • Successful completion of an I-TRIZ project
  • Demonstrated proficiency through case studies and/or management review
 I-TRIZ Professional
 
(IPS, AFD)
  • I-TRIZ Practitioner certification
  • 5-day I-TRIZ Professional workshop
  • Train one group of I-TRIZ Users
  • Facilitate an I-TRIZ project
 I-TRIZ Master
  • Special certification program

 


INVENTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING (IPS)

IPS USER PROGRAM

An entry-level program that includes a half-day workshop for up to 20 individuals.

Program objective: To gain familiarity with the I-TRIZ methodology and Ideation Brainstorming software in order to solve light-weight inventive problems and perform successfully as a team member on major IPS projects.

Internet training is available for this program.

IPS PRACTITIONER PROGRAM

(Prerequisite: IPS User certification) A 3-day workshop for up to 20 individuals, followed by 32 hours of post-workshop project work conducted over six weeks.

Program objective: To provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to resolve complex inventive problems using the Innovation WorkBench (IWB) software. During the workshop, participants will address a real-world technological problem of their choosing.

The post-training project entails completing the full Ideation Process for the selected problem. IPS Professionals will provide post-workshop coaching for one month to help the participant achieve satisfactory results. After completing the project the participant will receive certification as an IPS Practitioner.

Internet training is available for this program.

IPS PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

(Prerequisite: IPS Practitioner certification) A 5-day workshop for up to six individuals, followed by post-workshop project work.

Program objective: To develop the knowledge and skills necessary to teach the I-TRIZ methodology and software tools. The workshop includes student presentations, structured interaction, and role-play between trainers and training participants in a simulated teaching environment.

The post-training project entails training one group of IPS Users and facilitating an IPS project. After completing the project the participant will receive certification as an IPS Professional. An I-TRIZ Master will provide post-workshop coaching.


ANTICIPATORY FAILURE DETERMINATION (AFD)

AFD USER PROGRAM

An entry-level program that includes a half-day workshop for up to 20 individuals.

Program objective: To gain familiarity with the I-TRIZ methodology in order to perform successfully as a team member on AFD projects.

AFD PRACTITIONER PROGRAM

(Prerequisite: IPS Practitioner certification) A 3-day workshop for up to 20 individuals, followed by 32 hours of post-workshop project work conducted over one month.

Program objective: To provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to reveal the root cause of system failures, and systematically predict and prevent potential failure mechanisms using the Ideation Failure Analysis and Ideation Failure Prediction software. During the workshop, participants will work with a real-world technological system (product or process) of their choosing.

The post-training project entails completing the AFD process for the selected system. AFD Professionals will provide post-workshop coaching for one month to help the participant achieve satisfactory results. After completing the project the participant will receive certification as an AFD Practitioner.

AFD PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

(Prerequisite: AFD Practitioner certification) A 5-day workshop for up to six individuals, followed by post-workshop project work.

Program objective: To develop the knowledge and skills necessary to teach the I-TRIZ AFD methodology and software tools. The workshop includes student presentations, structured interaction, and role-play between trainers and training participants in a simulated teaching environment.

The post-training project entails training one group of AFD Users and facilitating an AFD project. After completing the project the participant will receive certification as an AFD Professional. An I-TRIZ Master will provide post-workshop coaching.


DIRECTED EVOLUTION (DE)

DE USER PROGRAM

An entry-level program that includes a half-day workshop for up to 20 individuals.

Program objective: To gain familiarity with the I-TRIZ methodology in order to perform successfully as a team member on DE projects.

DE SPECIALIST PROGRAM

(Prerequisite: IPS and AFD Professional certification) Individualized program followed by post-workshop DE project work. An I-TRIZ Master will provide post-workshop coaching.


I-TRIZ MASTER CERTIFICATION

A DE Specialist can be certified as an I-TRIZ Master by management review after demonstrating proficiency in the following:

  • Active involvement in the practical application and advancement of the I-TRIZ methodology
  • Published articles and/or case studies
  • Training I-TRIZ Professionals
  • Implementing the I-TRIZ System in an organization
 

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