Leonardo da Vinci suggested that it’s good practice to think of the end before the beginning, suggesting the definition of a target before taking aim. Effective methods of improvement are essential for an organization’s growth, continued competitiveness and sustainability. The TRIZ methodology complements other tools with a structured and disciplined approach to problem solutions. The principles and benefits of TRIZ, and its unique characteristics, are discussed in this paper. TRIZ can be thought of as a bridge between the root cause of a problem and its effective solution, allowing management the luxury of a solution that addresses the ‘real’ issues. Read the full article by Project Manager Tom Gordon at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/theory-inventive-problem-solving-triz-amy-n-susan/?published=t.