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    NewBB
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    I have done 2 successful DFSS projects using among other tools, Kaizen for customer requirements and House of Quality to match these against metrics and design requirements.
     However, when the teams get to the point where they need to make the jump to an actual new concept, we have no tool or methodology. The prework has given us all the pieces of the puzzle, but, in both projects, the various suggestions for new concepts have bubbled up from team discussion. I then use Pugh to select the best idea.
    Does anyone have any suggestions for readings that will give me some direction? I have finished a book on TRIZ which helped some, and I am reviewing some of Godratt’s books on thinking through problems.    

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    #112616

    sueme
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    Have you read Goldratt’s “It’s Not Luck”, he talks about he Cloud

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    #112666

    John H.
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    newBB
    Instead of looking for the tool and methodology, you may want to ask your team to invent a new tool or methodology. This could generate considerable excitment amongst the team’s members . Also, if the invented tool is successful, consider publishing it as jointly authored article with all the team members listed.
    Just my opinion.
    John H.

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    #113158

    om
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    Dear new BB,
    could you show what kind of the problem would you like to solve – technical, organizational etc. ? And if technical what kind of it – improvement, development, researching etc.?
    om

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    #113161

    John M
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    I have had considerable experience with this. What you can do is look at what the CT factors are in the house of quality and brainstorm what functionality the process or product would need to gain customer satisfaction. You can use the CT weighting factors to see what functions are more important or  You can  use Kano analysis to decide which are the  important functions  in the eye of the  customer.
    Place all your functions in sequential order and underneath place all the different ways or options of gaining this functionality. Then using different combinations of options for each function you can then start to build up concepts. Name the concepts evaluate through Pugh..
    All The Best
    John M

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    #113169

    Perryman
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    newbb,
    You might also want to look at some creativity tools used to get people into an “out of the box” thinking mode such as mind mapping or picture associations and then try using a morphological box to find even more alternatives.
    Examples of these can be found in the QPC memory joggers.
    Good luck,
    Patch 

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