2 Certificates in 1 Week

chem-eng-certificateIt’s good to have some surprises once in a while rather than facing the same daily, weekly and monthly routine. Earlier this week on Sunday, I attended Citra Karisma 2015 where I became the finalist for the Webometric Award (Individual Category). There was no intention of winning since I started writing on this site since December 2014. It’s a rather young website to be regarded as finalist in this category. I am just happy to be one of the finalist and I was awarded a certificate of appreciation on my contribution for the Webometric Award. Yes, the winner was someone else. Still, I left Dewan Sultan Iskandar a happy guy.

Then today, arriving early at work, I found another certificate in my pigeon hole. This time it’s a nice colourful beautiful certificate in front of me – “Malaysia TRIZ Certificate Practitioner”. It’s really great feeling getting all those certificate although in actual fact it is actually not a big deal. The cert is given to me after successfully passing the 1st level of TRIZ training in March 2015.

These 2 certificates will be later united with my other compilation of certificates. I may want to consider hanging some of them on the walls. What do you think?

TRIZ Level 1 Workshop

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The Center Of Engineering Education (CEE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has recently conducted a very excellent program, “2-Day Level 1 TRIZ workshop and Forum on Complex Problem Solving from Industries’ Perspective“. It was conducted from 30 March to 1 April 2015.

What is TRIZ?

TRIZ  is “a problem-solving, analysis and forecasting tool derived from the study of patterns of invention in the global patent literature”. It was developed by the Soviet inventor and science fiction author Genrich Altshuller and his colleagues, beginning in 1946. In English the name is typically rendered as “the theory of inventive problem solving”, and occasionally goes by the English acronym TIPS.

Following Altshuller’s insight, the theory developed on a foundation of extensive research covering hundreds of thousands of inventions across many different fields to produce a theory which defines generalisable patterns in the nature of inventive solutions and the distinguishing characteristics of the problems that these inventions have overcome.

An important part of the theory has been devoted to revealing patterns of evolution and one of the objectives which has been pursued by leading practitioners of TRIZ has been the development of an algorithmic approach to the invention of new systems, and the refinement of existing ones.

The theory includes a practical methodology, tool sets, a knowledge base, and model-based technology for generating new ideas and solutions for problem solving. It is intended for application in problem formulation, system analysis, failure analysis, and patterns of system evolution.

Source Wikipedia.

Outcome from the Level 1 TRIZ Workshop

It was a very interesting 2 days workshop. I must admit all of us who attended learned massively a lot. Most importantly, we were given the Level 1 TRIZ test to measure and evaluate our fundamental knowledge on TRIZ. The good thing is I passed the Level 1 TRIZ test… 🙂

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Dr. Yeo T.S., our very experienced trainer for the 2 days TRIZ wokshop. He is one of the TRIZ master in Malaysia

Should there be a level 2 TRIZ that I can attend, I will surely attend and if I passed the Level 2 TRIZ, I can become a Level 1 TRIZ trainer.

The 3rd day of the program, a very productive forum, Forum on Complex Problem Solving from Industries’ Perspective, was held at T02 CEE building. Numerous panels from industry were present to share inputs and ideas with regard to complex problem solving and its relation to university graduates capabilities and how to improve our graduates skills in solving industrial complex problem. In overall, it was a very good program indeed and such program must be conducted annually and to proceed with higher levels of TRIZ workshop.