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Second generation of OTSM tools

Andrei Kuryan, Dmitry Kucharavy. Heritage of Nikolai Khomenko (2018)

About the report “Heritage of Nikolai Khomenko”

Andrei Kuryan TRIZ Trainer, EPAM Systems, Minsk, Belarus

Dmitry Kucharavy Researcher, teacher, consultant, Strasbourg, France


In this article we present the overview of lifeline and heritage of TRIZ Master Nikolai Khomenko (1954 - 2011).

Nikolai Khomenko, Hongyul Yoon.l OTSM-TRIZ as a Response to the Request from the Specialized and Interdisciplinary Problem Situation

Nowadays, as the required knowledge for problem solving in modern industries has been getting more specialized and more interdisciplinary, the level of complexity of the initial problem situation has increased dramatically. In this presentation, several thinking tools of OTSM are proposed as the prospective thinking way to deal with high complexity of a problem.

(Hongyul Yoon)

Paul R. Rousseau, Nikolai Khomenko. Improving Problem Solving and Solution Design Skills Using Problem Flow Coaches in Capstone Projects


Engineers are known for their ability to solve problems and design solutions to those problems.   There is an increasing concern that engineering education is failing to prepare students to properly address complex, ill-structured problems in the context of multi-disciplinary teams in order to produce innovative solutions and designs.  Instructional solutions such as coaching, active learning, helping students develop metacognitive skills, and the direct teaching of creative problem solving skills have been p

N. Khomenko. OTSM Problem Flow Networks approach: application for competitive analysis of patents and other sources of information. 2000-2007

Competitive analysis of patents, the creation of "patent umbrella"  are  very important tasks for companies. The article explains how to use OTSM Problem Flow Networks approach for these purposes.

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