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H. James Harrington Elected President of Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies

Institute serves the needs of a growing TRIZ community

Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 10:36

(Altshuller Institute: Worcester, MA) -- The Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies, one of two global organizations that has developed a viable TRIZ certification process, has elected H James Harrington as the institute's president. Harrington is considered the father of the business process improvement methodology that is used throughout the world to streamline business processes. He's the author of more than 45 books on performance improvement, many of which were original concepts that he developed, and has two new books on innovation that will soon be released. One of the books defines the 75 tools and methodologies that are the most frequently and most effectively used by innovation professionals. TRIZ methodology makes up a big part of that book. His term of office will start Feb. 1, 2015.

Harrington is past president and chairman of ASQ and past president and chairman of the International Academy for Quality. For the last five years, he has had a working relationship with Ideation International Inc., which provides analytical services and software for TRIZ. He's presently working with the UAE government to implement a qualification program for government agencies related to innovation.


Jim Harrington

Harrington says that he believes that TRIZ developer Genrich Altshuller's concepts are going to drive the future of innovation throughout the world.

About the Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies

In the fall of 1998, with the enthusiastic support of TRIZ users around the world, the Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies was established. The institute has continued to develop, serving the needs of a growing TRIZ community, and promotes the universality of TRIZ in the world marketplace. It's a small nonprofit organization with approximately 1,600 interested parties involved.

"Based upon the need for innovation and the interest in the use of TRIZ methodology to directly support innovation, the membership should grow to over 10,000 in a very short period of time," notes Harrington.

What the institute promotes: TRIZ technology will solve problems better, cheaper, and faster, bringing about more jobs and a safer world.

What the institute does: It promote the use of TRIZ in the world with conferences, webinars, books, and videos. It's developing TRIZ programs for STEM education. It promotes TRIZ training from TRIZ providers by advertising their workshops.

How the institute can help: Many people struggle to innovate on demand. TRIZ uses a repeatable process to enhance problem-solving abilities. Innovation and creativity can be learned using the time-proven techniques developed by Altshuller and his followers. The organization can help your companies accelerate innovation, solve problems, and move their dreams forward. Teams will learn to develop the best innovative solutions for their problems. Help your organization by joining the Altshuller Institute.

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The Altshuller Institute is one of two global organizations that has developed a viable TRIZ certification process and promotes the universality of TRIZ in the world marketplace. The Altshuller Institute promotes the use of TRIZ with conferences, webinars, books, and videos. It is developing TRIZ programs for STEM education. TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) is a powerful disruptive technology that demonstrates that creativity and innovation skills can be learned.