The Power of 3: QFD, Taguchi, TRIZ

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HARTFORD, Conn. - March 9, 2014 - PRLog -- Dr. John Terninko has integrated his diverse experience base (electrical engineering, operations research, organizational development, teaching, continuing education and management consultation) to develop a unique intervention style for organizations. He has been teaching and using TRIZ for 13 years. Consistent with his professional life of being on the cutting edge in QFD and Taguchi for 23 and 27 years, respectively, John has integrated TRIZ, QFD and Taguchi in his approach to design problems

TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) offers an alternative. It also offers something that intrigues me a great deal. An “Inventive” Problem solving that by definition can be said to be a solution that solves a contradiction. The founder of TRIZ, Genrich Altshuller ( initially selected 40,000 patents from 200,000 or so that were representative of inventive solutions. Without going into too many details, he used this information to form the basis of where to find examples.

You can find the podcast through the transcription link at the Business901 blog, on the page, The Power of 3: QFD, Taguchi, TRIZ ( there is a link to download the podcast.

The Business901 Podcast offers visitors the opportunity to listen to current business topics such as discussions on Lean, Design Thinking, Service Design, Six Sigma and Marketing.

The Lean Marketing Lab is an online community, that has been created to further the cause of bringing continuous improvement to the sales and marketing arena. The foundational work is in Lean but you will find a flavor of Service Design and Design Thinking intertwined.

About Business901 ( provides direction in areas such as Lean Marketing and Lean Services. Joe Dager is president of Business901, a firm specializing in bringing the continuous improvement process to the sales and marketing arena.  He takes his process thinking of over thirty years in marketing within a wide variety of industries and applies it through Lean Marketing Concepts.

Joe has participated with companies involved in retail, manufacturing, software and professional services along their quality journey. In these companies, Joe developed and implemented sales and marketing strategies. Always being a process thinker, he attached Lean to the way of implementing sales and marketing and has advanced those practices through Design Thinking and Service Design concepts.

The Business901 Blog and Podcast include many leading edge thinkers and been featured numerous times for its contributions to the Bloomberg’s Business Week Exchange. Joe has authored five books with the most recent published this year, Cap-Do.

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