Minsk TRIZ Club

The Organizers

The Events

(English translations of titles and abstracts from the Minsk TRIZ Club web site)

4.8.: 27 May 2021

__Mikhail Rubin: Evolutionary systems science and the general laws of systems development. __

Initially, the focus of TRIZ was the study of the laws of technical system development. However, as TRIZ penetrated into other fields of activity, IT, business, etc., the need to study universal laws of systems development arose. TRIZ Master Mikhail Rubin has long been engaged in research related to the identification of such universal laws of systems development. In his report, he will talk about his research and show the direction of TRIZ development towards evolutionary systems science.

4.7.: 28 Apr 2021

__Nikolai Shpakovsky. TRIZ and the application of the methodology to problem solving. A presentation on your questions. __

At the meeting, we plan to tell you about the specifics of solving an inventive problem using the example of one of the objects/processes (“Patrolling planes”), as this topic received the maximum number of votes. The meeting will be held in a dialogue format: participants will be able to propose their own variants and solutions.

4.6.: 31 Mar 2021

Andrei Kuryan. Applying TRIZ to processes

Initially, TRIZ was applied to technical systems. As TRIZ occupied other fields, including management and business, the task of applying TRIZ tools to processes became relevant.

In the talk a model for finding inventive problems in business and management processes will be presented. The talk will be of interest to business analysts, business engineers, managers, and developers of management systems.

4.5.: 24 Feb 2021

Olga Eckardt. Leadership as an exact science

Until Pythagoras published his theorem, solving quadratic equations was an art form. This is the case in almost all fields - moving from art to solutions and tools. We will be looking at what tools a leader has, why he/she needs these tools and how they work. Why a group is not a team, and how to form remote and distributed teams. Why a TRIZ leader and a TRIZ practitioner need leadership. What contradictions there are in a team and why create them.

4.4.: 27 Jan 2021

Nataliya Rubina. How do you think. Inventive Thinking: Formation and Diagnosis

TRIZ is a scientific discipline that studies both the laws of technical system development and the patterns by which inventive thinking works and develops. We will discuss the hypothesis of forming a special type of thinking - inventive thinking. If ARIZ is taken as a benchmark of inventive thinking, a qualitative model of inventive thinking can be built and used to diagnose (compare) it with the real thinking of TRIZ seminar attendees. In addition, such a model can be used to evaluate the techniques proposed for inventive thinking development, project team building, etc.

4.3: 30 Dec 2020

New Year TRIZ competition, organized by Olga Eckardt and Igor Devojno

4.2: 25 Nov 2020

Sergei Kozlovsky. Fields of inquiry in the discovery industry

Sergei Kozlovsky will discuss how TRIZ approaches can be used in scientific research to plan and make scientific discoveries.

4.1: 28 Dec 2020

Olga Eckardt. A diversionary approach in non-technical areas. Examples of applications

Diversion Analysis was developed for technical systems where troubleshooting can be very difficult and rare. Extending this approach to non-technical areas involves modifying and adapting it to economic, social, pedagogical and other non-technical areas.

The principle of turning a problem into an opportunity to create such a situation using the resources of the system remains the same, but the typical problems and tasks look different.

The presentation will give examples from the field of project management in the creation of software products and business process support. In addition to theory, it will be shown how to apply this principle in practice.

3.9: 24 Jun 2020

Nikolai Shpakovsky. TRIZ and the application of the methodology to problem solving. A presentation on your questions.

3.8: 27 May 2020

Andrey Kuryan. How TRIZ helps analyse business and find IT solutions


3.7: 29 Apr 2020

__Igor Devojno. TRIZ as a tool to formulate the right questions, or how to make meetings more constructive. __

Igor Devojno explains how TRIZ helps to formulate the right questions. This “skill” has many applications. One of them is to increase the constructiveness of meetings.

3.6: 26 Feb 2020

__Alexander Solodkin. RCA - Identifying root problems in organisational systems. __


3.5: 29 Jan 2020

__Andrey Kurian, Igor Devojno. What is the difference between inventive tasks in technical and business systems. __


3.4: 18 Dec 2019

__Andrey Kurian. Value-Conflict Mapping for product improvement. __

3.3: 27 Nov 2019

Nikolai Shpakovsky. Solving the Absolute Solvent Problem


3.2: 30 Oct 2019

Nikolai Shpakovsky. Remote training system TRIZ trainer.

__Igor Devojno. Stanislavsky’s system: resolved and unresolved contradictions. __

3.1: 25 Sep 2019

Dmitrij Krupsky. Using the Potential of TRIZ to Solve Government Challenges


2.9: 29 May 2019

2.8: 24 Apr 2019

Oleg Shmigelsky. The basic principles and tools of Lean. TRIZ as a fast-practice provider for Lean.

Aleksandr Skuratovic. What is the FCA+TRIZ method and how it can strengthen Lean and vice versa.

2.7: 27 Mar 2019

2.6: 27 Feb 2019

2.5: 30 Jan 2019

2.4: 19 Dec 2018

2.3: 28 Nov 2018

2.2: 31 Oct 2018

From the season 1

Why do we need TRIZ if inventive problems have been and are being solved without it?


Round table. The invited guest is Valery Mikhailovich Tsurikov, founder of the Minsk TRIZ school.

Nikolai Shpakovsky. Transition from Problem Situation to Inventive Problem


Real inventive problems differ from learning problems in that we very rarely have a clear formulation of the condition. More often, it is an unclear problem situation which needs to be analysed and one or more problems formulated to be solved. We will get acquainted with some approaches to the analysis of the problem situation, and compare their advantages and disadvantages.

Igor Devoyno. Introduction to the laws of development of technical systems


An overview of the laws of development of technical systems, their applications and the logic behind their use in TRIZ methodologies.

Petr Chuksin. FVA of the combing cutterbar


Analysis of an FVA (function value analysis) and technical problem solving project for ShelbourneReynolds in the UK. Stage 1: Reducing the machine’s metal consumption and manufacturing costs. Stage 2: Design and manufacture of a new generation machine based on the results of the FVA.

Igor Devoyno. New functions in technical and information systems. Part 2


Another mechanism of emergence of new functions, based on the law of human displacement from a technical system, is considered. The application of this mechanism in both hardware and software systems is shown.

Andrey Kuryan. Types of contradictions in TRIZ


An overview of types of contradictions in TRIZ: administrative contradiction, technical contradiction (requirements), alternative systems contradiction, parametric contradiction, conflicting pair, physical contradiction (properties), macro and micro, elementary contradictions. A network of contradictions in OTSM-TRIZ. A general scheme of working with contradictions.

Andrey Kuryan. Corporate Training as a Service


The case describes the work of an innovation team in analysing corporate training as an internal service. The case study will demonstrate how inventive problems were identified using value proposition analysis of the service and how they were solved using TRIZ.

Igor Devoyno. New functions in technical and information systems


Part 1. One of the development areas of technical systems is functionality building. It is important that the functions introduced are required by the users. There are several mechanisms for introducing new functions. One of such mechanisms will be discussed in this presentation. The methodology is applicable to both ‘hardware’ and ‘software’ systems.

Nikolai Shpakovsky. General Inventive Problem Solving Scheme


TRIZ tools are an important and effective means of solving problems. But the rational process of solving them is just as important. The problems solved with the help of TRIZ are quite diverse, but there are many similarities in the approaches to solving them. We will review the basic principles of constructing algorithms for inventive problem solving and compare their advantages and disadvantages.

Nikolai Shpakovsky. Applying TRIZ to forecasting


Case study and discussion.

A first meeting


  1. Nikolai Shpakovsky - TRIZ in the Modern World

The spread of TRIZ in the modern world. Personal experiences in South Korea and China. The main requirements for TRIZ today.

  1. Igor Devoyno - TRIZ expansion

How TRIZ is penetrating into new areas. Examples of problems solved by TRIZ.

3.️ Andrei Kuryan - TRIZ application in the innovation process

Experience of TRIZ application for solving innovation problems in EPAM projects