One Hundred One Creative Problem Solving Techniques : A Handbook of New Ideas for Business

ISBN-10: 1883629004

ISBN-13: 9781883629007

Edition: 1st

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List price: $17.95
Edition: 1st
Publisher: New Management Publishing Company, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Prefacep. v
Thanksp. vi
Innovate or Evaporate
Innovation and Creativityp. 3
The "Four P'S" of Creativity and Innovationp. 5
The Four Types of Innovationp. 9
Referencesp. 15
The Creative Problem Solving Process
Creative Problem Solvingp. 18
Analyzing the Environmentp. 20
Recognizing a Problemp. 21
Identifying the Problemp. 21
Making Assumptionsp. 22
Generating Alternativesp. 24
Choosing Among Alternativesp. 25
Implementationp. 26
Controlp. 26
Building Creativity Into Problem Solvingp. 28
101 CPS Techniquesp. 29
Referencesp. 33
Creative Techniques for Analyzing the Environment, Recognizing and Identifying Problems, and Making Assumptions
Techniques for Analyzing the Environmentp. 36
Comparison Against Others: Benchmarking, Best Practices, and Racing Against Phantom Competitorsp. 37
Hire Futurists and Other Consultantsp. 37
Monitor Weak Signalsp. 37
Opportunity Searchesp. 38
Techniques for Recognizing Problemsp. 38
Camelotp. 40
Checklistsp. 40
Inverse Brainstormingp. 40
Limericks and Parodiesp. 40
Listing Complaintsp. 41
Responding to Someone Elsep. 41
Role Playingp. 41
Suggestion Programsp. 42
Workouts and Other Group Approachesp. 42
Techniques for Identifying Problemsp. 43
Bounce it off Someone Elsep. 44
Consensus Buildingp. 44
Draw a Picture of the Problemp. 44
Experience Kitp. 44
Fishbone Diagramp. 45
King of the Mountainp. 48
Redefining a Problem or Opportunityp. 48
Rewrite Objectives in Different Waysp. 49
Squeeze and Stretchp. 49
What do You Know?p. 51
What Patterns Exist?p. 51
Why-Why Diagramp. 51
Techniques for Making Assumptionsp. 54
Assumption Reversalp. 54
Analyzing the Environment, Recognizing and Identifying the Problem, and Making Assumptionsp. 56
Referencesp. 57
Individual Techniques for Generating Alternatives
Individual Processes for Generating Creative Alternativesp. 61
Analogies and Metaphorsp. 61
Analysis of Past Solutionsp. 64
Associationp. 64
Attribute Association Chainsp. 66
Attribute Listingp. 67
Back to the Customerp. 69
Back to the Sunp. 70
Circle of Opportunityp. 71
Computer Programsp. 72
Deadlinesp. 74
Direct Analogiesp. 75
Establish Idea Sourcesp. 78
Examine it With the Sensesp. 78
The Fcb Gridp. 79
The Focused-Object Techniquep. 82
Fresh Eyep. 84
Idea Bits and Rackingp. 84
Idea Notebookp. 84
Input-Outputp. 85
Listening to Musicp. 86
Mind Mappingp. 87
Mame Possible Usesp. 90
The Napoleon Techniquep. 91
Organized Random Searchp. 91
Personal Analogiesp. 92
Picture Stimulationp. 93
Product Improvement Checklistp. 94
Relatednessp. 95
Relational Wordsp. 95
Reversal-Dereversalp. 100
Rolling in the Grass of Ideasp. 101
The 7 X 7 Techniquep. 102
Sleeping/Dreaming on itp. 104
The two-Words Techniquep. 105
Using the Computer to Stimulate Creativityp. 106
Verbal Checklist for Creativityp. 106
Visualizationp. 110
What If...?p. 110
A Final Notep. 110
A Quick Guide to My Favorite Techniques For Generating Alternatives*p. 112
Referencesp. 113
Group Techniques for Generating Alternatives
Advantages and Disadvantages of Group Decision Makingp. 116
Group Processes for Generating Creative Alternativesp. 118
Brainstormingp. 118
Brainwritingp. 125
Brainwriting Poolp. 126
Brainwriting 6-3-5p. 129
Creative Imagingp. 129
Creative Leapsp. 130
Creativity Circlesp. 131
Crawford Slip Methodp. 132
Delphi Techniquep. 135
Excursion Techniquep. 136
Gallery Methodp. 139
Gordon/Little Techniquep. 140
Group Decision Support Systemsp. 140
Idea Boardp. 142
IDEA Triggersp. 142
Innovation Committeep. 142
Intercompany Innovation Groupsp. 143
Lion's Denp. 143
Lotus Blossom Technique, or the My (Matsumura Yasuo) Methodp. 144
Mitsubishi Brainstorming Methodp. 146
Morphological Analysisp. 147
Nhk Methodp. 149
Nominal Group Techniquep. 150
Phillips 66 (Discussion 66)p. 154
Photo Excursionp. 154
Pin Card Techniquep. 155
Scenario Writingp. 155
Sil Methodp. 160
Storyboardingp. 161
Synecticsp. 177
Take Fivep. 178
Tkj Methodp. 179
A Final Notep. 180
Referencesp. 181
Creative Techniques for Choosing Among the Alternatives, Implementation, and Control
Choosing Among Alternativesp. 186
The Screening Matrix for Ideasp. 187
Dot Votingp. 190
Implementationp. 191
How-How Diagramp. 191
Be a Warrior When Selling Your Ideasp. 193
Force-Field Analysisp. 194
Additional Advice on Implementationp. 198
Controlp. 204
Referencesp. 206
Using the Techniques
Using Your Intuitionp. 207
Using the Techniquesp. 208
Referencesp. 208
A Quick Guide to the Processesp. 209
Indexp. 215
About the Authorp. 223
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