Creative Problem Solving     A step-by-step Guide
In the next few slides you will learnan innovative approach to problem  solving, using the method called   Systematic Inve...
The problemA gas company maintains a 3,000 mile pipeline.Somewhere in the pipe there’s a tiny leakage,causing damage to th...
We’d like to share a systematicapproach that leads to a simple,        creative solution
Problem Solving Technique – Step 1First, let’s list all existing componentsin the scenario
Problem Solving Technique – Step 1First, let’s list all existing componentsin the scenario                              • ...
Problem Solving Technique – Step 2Now we’ll choose oneof the existing components                             • pipeline   ...
Problem Solving Technique – Step 3Let’s write down differentcharacteristics of thechosen component
Problem Solving Technique – Step 3Let’s write down differentcharacteristics of thechosen component                        ...
Problem Solving Technique – Step 4Choose one characteristic,multiply it and changesomething in the copy                   ...
Problem Solving Technique – Step 4Choose one characteristic,multiply it and changesomething in the copy                   ...
Problem Solving Technique – Step 5Ask yourself – How could having 3 differenttypes of gas smell, help solve the leakage?
By now, our systematic approachprobably got you some good ideas
Here’s the simple solution that was           really chosen
Dead-animal smells added to the gas willattract certain animals, which will gatheraround the leak. A high concentration of...
So how did this problem solved by    the systematic approach?
This is what we call“thinking inside the box”
Systematically thought of ideas,within a “closed world” leads you tocreative solutions that can be easily            imple...
And you can do it again. By usingSIT – Systematic Inventive Thinking®
And you can do it again. By usingSIT – Systematic Inventive Thinking®
Be an Innovative Manager!Boost your managements skills and outplayyour market with SIT’s 3-day premiuminnovation training ...
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  1. 1. Creative Problem Solving A step-by-step Guide
  2. 2. In the next few slides you will learnan innovative approach to problem solving, using the method called Systematic Inventive Thinking®
  3. 3. The problemA gas company maintains a 3,000 mile pipeline.Somewhere in the pipe there’s a tiny leakage,causing damage to the environment.The company is looking for a fast and cost effectivesolution to locate the hole.
  4. 4. We’d like to share a systematicapproach that leads to a simple, creative solution
  5. 5. Problem Solving Technique – Step 1First, let’s list all existing componentsin the scenario
  6. 6. Problem Solving Technique – Step 1First, let’s list all existing componentsin the scenario • pipeline • gas • animals • wind
  7. 7. Problem Solving Technique – Step 2Now we’ll choose oneof the existing components • pipeline • gas • animals • wind
  8. 8. Problem Solving Technique – Step 3Let’s write down differentcharacteristics of thechosen component
  9. 9. Problem Solving Technique – Step 3Let’s write down differentcharacteristics of thechosen component • color • smell • density • temperature • solid/liquid
  10. 10. Problem Solving Technique – Step 4Choose one characteristic,multiply it and changesomething in the copy • color • smell • density • temperature • solid/liquid
  11. 11. Problem Solving Technique – Step 4Choose one characteristic,multiply it and changesomething in the copy 3 types of gas, each with a different smell: sweet, bitter, neutral
  12. 12. Problem Solving Technique – Step 5Ask yourself – How could having 3 differenttypes of gas smell, help solve the leakage?
  13. 13. By now, our systematic approachprobably got you some good ideas
  14. 14. Here’s the simple solution that was really chosen
  15. 15. Dead-animal smells added to the gas willattract certain animals, which will gatheraround the leak. A high concentration of these animals will reveal the gas leak
  16. 16. So how did this problem solved by the systematic approach?
  17. 17. This is what we call“thinking inside the box”
  18. 18. Systematically thought of ideas,within a “closed world” leads you tocreative solutions that can be easily implemented
  19. 19. And you can do it again. By usingSIT – Systematic Inventive Thinking®
  20. 20. And you can do it again. By usingSIT – Systematic Inventive Thinking®
  21. 21. Be an Innovative Manager!Boost your managements skills and outplayyour market with SIT’s 3-day premiuminnovation training course.February 27-29, 2012NYC

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