In This Chapter
Avoiding a bad start with TRIZ
Recognising the wrong kind of problems
Spotting common problem-solving mistakes
Having been round the block a few times with TRIZ, I see the same old mistakes time and again. This chapter describes the ten commonest pitfalls I try to steer my clients clear of, both when starting off with TRIZ and when tackling real-world problems.
If I received a pound every time someone told me that TRIZ wouldn’t help him because the problems in his industry are completely unique, I’d be, well, loaded. However, believing that your problems are unlike anyone else’s is flawed thinking – and not very TRIZzy.