Agile'TRIZ is dealing with the development of an Agile framework intended for enhancing the innovation skills of the product designers and to facilitate the application of the TRIZ tools for developing new products.
Nowadays, the competitive industrial context implies that R&D should be able to quickly identify the needs of the customers and provide a new innovative product that fits that needs.
Applying TRIZ for analyzing the initial situation, solving the existing contradictions and going through the development of new innovative products can often be difficult, time-consuming and it strongly depends on the level of completeness of the problem and the experience of the TRIZ solver. The designers should spend a lot of time to analyze the problem and identify the contradictions, and then have difficulties to develop innovative concepts and propose possible technical implementations for each contradiction and to combine these concepts or technical solutions under the form of an homogeneous product that solves the inventive problem.
Initially developed as a software development process, the Agile methodology is nowadays commonly used in the industry and allows the R&D teams to efficiently develop new products toward an iterative, incremental and adaptive development cycle. It allows to rapidly provide a first technical solution and breaks the product development work into small increments that minimize the amount of up-front planning and design.
The project is dealing with the development of the Agile’TRIZ framework. This framework is intended for enhancing of the innovative skills and the efficiency of the designers towards the integration of TRIZ through an Agile framework. It will provide an efficient approach for quickly analyzing a problem and rapidly developing new innovative solutions using the TRIZ tools and get a quick feedback of the solution.
In order to develop the Agile'TRIZ framework, the following tasks will be performed:
The development of the framework will itself use the Agile development methodology in order to quickly get a first version of Agile'TRIZ and get a first feedback. The Agile approach will also allow to rapidly test the framework with tsome students of INSA Strasbourg and provide suggestions on how we may improve the framework.
The following criteria will be considered for evaluating our framework: