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После того как модель «КЛЕЩИ» впервые возникла в ТРИЗ в сороковые годы, она прошла через различные правила и процедуры, но не изменилась в своей основе до середины семидесятых, когда новая модель процесса решения проблемы была впервые введена в АРИЗ-77. Мы назвали эту модель «ХОЛМ». Она очень сильно отличается по своей структуре от модели «КЛЕЩИ», но включает ее в качестве компонента. Следующая модель процесса решения проблемы возникла в середине восьмидесятых. Мы назвали ее модель «ПОТОК ПРОБЛЕМ». Она была включена в АРИЗ-85. Обе предшествующие модели стали компонентами новой. В процессе перехода от классической ТРИЗ к ОТСМ модель «ПОТОК ПРОБЛЕМ» вобрала в себя три предыдущие модели. Наконец, модель «ПОТОК ПРОБЛЕМ» сама стала компонентом наиболее продвинутой и универсальной ОТСМ-ФРАКТАЛЬНОЙ МОДЕЛИ ПРОЦЕССА РЕШЕНИЯ ПРОБЛЕМ (из статьи Н. Хоменко, Дж. Кука "Решение изобретательской задачи с использованием модели из ОТСМ-ТРИЗ «КЛЕЩИ»").

General Theory on Powerful Thinking (OTSM): Digest of Evolution, Theoretical Background, Tools for Practice and Some Domain of Application


OTSM is a Russian acronym proposed by Genrich Altshuller to describe the next evolution of Classical TRIZ. The acronym can be translated into English as the “General Theory on Powerful Thinking” Mr. Altshuller proposed the idea to transition from Classical TRIZ to OTSM in the mid 1970‘s. Some background ideas for this transition were developed in the 1980‘s, initiating the formal development of OTSM.

Khomenko, N.N. About Temporal Dominants in a Problem Solving Process: a printout of the skype lecture for G.V. Terekhova (14-16 January 2011)


In January 2011, N.N. Khomenko delivered a skype lecture for G.V. Terekhova about the TRIZ tools evolution and their modern presentation in OTSM-TRIZ. It was the continuation of their talk dedicated to the role of psychological research in TRIZ and OTSM-TRIZ development. 

The article is currently available in Russian only.

©N. Khomenko.  Workshop Program: «Theory and Practice of Development and Use of Tools for Solving Non‐Standard, Creative Problems on the Basis of OTSM and Classical TRIZ» 

What will the training result be like?

As a result  of this course students

1. will be introduced to

a.  a detailed analytical review of basic tools based on the theoretical propositions of OTSM and Classical TRIZ; 

b. ways of overcoming stereotypes in the organization of the innovation process based on tools of OTSM‐TRIZ concept «Think out of the Box»;

©Nikolai Khomenko, ©Mansour Ashmiani,. Classical TRIZ and OTSM as a scientific theoretical background for nontypical problem solving instruments

This paper presents the structure of Classical TRIZ (the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving created by Genrich Altshuller) and OTSM (the Russian acronym for the General Theory of Powerful Thinking, proposed by Altshuller in several papers and letters to the Russian TRIZ community between 1975 and 1986). In brief, the model comprises a key problem to be solved by the theory and the assumptions established to solve it. A set of fundamental models based on these assumptions was developed as the theory evolved. Practical instruments were then developed on the basis of these models (i.e.

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