Component Analysis

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  • Micro method
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The component analysis is suitable as an analysis tool for complex problems and also serves as a first step for the TRIZ function analysis.

The component analysis is a part of the TRIZ toolbox and helps to divide a problem into different abstraction levels and to select the correct abstraction level for the consideration of a problem.

TRIZ (TRIZ is the Russian acronym for "Teoria reschenija isobretatjelskich sadatsch", meaning "theory of inventive problem solving" or "theory for the solution of inventive problems") describes the theory of inventive problem solving and refers above all to mechanical-technical questions, uses a very logical-rational, technically shaped language and thinking and thus represents almost an antithesis to the user-centered language of design thinking. However, the tools used in TRIZ can also be used less orthodoxly and for non-technical purposes.

A system contains a multitude of elements and influencing factors. The following components are permitted:

1. in technical systems:
- Elements that have a mass, such as a feather, a holder or even a table.
- Fields that enable interactions and interactions between components, for example a magnetic field.

2. in non-technical systems:
- Separable elements, such as a department, a person.
- Fields can be transferred elements like culture et cetera.

are not permitted:
- Software
- Parameters of components such as speed or humidity.
  • Effective for highly complex challenges
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for medium complex challenges
  • Effective for product innovations
  • Effective for service innovations
  • Effective for technology innovations
  • P2 Analysis (problems - challenges - environment - people - products)
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