What is meant by it?

TRIZ is a problem-solving analysis that can help a group of people to let go of the knowledge that they had which was hindering their success. Therefore this organization structure helps in agile project management. The question asked in TRIZ is that things we must stop doing so that we can finally make progress.

How is it done?

TRIZ a three-step process in which you will have to ask all the participants to make a list of the things that would lead you to the worst result. Then, ask the participants to go over that list and ask them whether they have been doing any of these things and to be brutally honest while making another record in which they will write down their counterproductive programs. When they have done this, ask them to throw their second list and decide which steps will help them in finally getting a desirable result. The allotted time for each segment is 10 minutes.

A paper would be given to all the participants. There can be as many groups as you wish for there to be. Chairs and tables must be provided too. Everyone will be participating equally in a group of 4-7 participants. Each group will be following the 1-2-4-all technique in every segment.

What can it be used for?

It helps people in finally discussing the things they would not even think of speaking about, which will make it possible for people to achieve the goals that they could not because of certain activities.

What are its Tips and Traps?

Try to create a fun environment and don’t be too serious. Don’t come up with new ideas, instead talk about what things you should not do to make progress. Give the participants enough time so they can figure out what they have been doing wrong in the past. If a group looks confused, then help them.


Examples – Where can you use it?

You can use Liberating structure: TRIZ in the following circumstances:

  • To help institutional leaders to reduce diverse voices.
  • To help IT professionals not to build an IT system that is not wanted by anyone.
  • To make sure the leadership groups are doing their work correctly.

— Slimane Zouggari