Dr. Victor Lo (Vice Chairman - Institute of Systematic Innovation, HK) is an expert in both innovation and quality management was our guest speaker. Firstly, Dr. Lo briefed different quality methodology such as Six Sigma, QCC, Quality Trilogy, etc. Then he quoted previous PRC Prime minister Wen Jiabao statement that "To act on our own innovations, methodology becomes primary". So Dr. Lo started to think about any existing innovation system or standard.
Then we discussed "what is Innovation?" and Dr. Lo showed different cases in different countries to stimulate our mind. The following diagram showed the three important elements to support Innovation. They were "Management Support", "Innovation Methodology" and "Knowledgeable Team".
The new PKIR (問知創行) innovation model was introduced as following diagram. The idea was come from Problem to Solution which considered Efficiency and Effectiveness. In order to continuous improvement for better value, four elements were used "Facts", "Knowledge", "New ideas" and "Realization". Dr. Lo defined the Innovation using feedback loop that New things plus Function to produce Value which fulfill user Needs.
Moreover, Dr. Lo's innovation was by standing on the shoulders of TRIZ and People Centered Innovation (PCI) giants. For TRIZ, he identified 5 TRIZ pillars included Functionality, Resources, Ideality, Contradiction and Evolution. In here, he introduced the idea of Idle Resources that "Anything in the system which is not being used" and Ideal Final Result (IFR). For PCI, Empathy was the most important element. PCI methodology was "Look", "Ask", "Understand" and "Try" (望聞切試).
Dr. Lo had also analyzed the strengths and weaknesses among TRIZ, PCI, CWQC and 6 Sigma. It is a very valuable knowledge that I have summarized into the table for record below.
The new PKIR (問知創行) innovation model was TRIZ plus PCI, implied 50 Flash cards in the tool box. During implementation, each card was selected by team based on the nature and separated into the Crazy Idea Zone or Practical Idea Zone. After that Dr. Lo shared some successful project in Towngas to us.
Mr. Peter Fung (Vice Chairman, HKSQ) presented a souvenir to Dr. Victor Lo.
HKSQ exco members took a photo with Dr. Lo after the seminar.
(Left: Minda Chiang, Lotto Lai, Victor Lo, Albert Tsang and Peter Fung)
HKSQ - www.hksq.org
Institute of Systematic Innovation, HK - http://www.isi.org.hk/
My previous related articles:
ISI Seminar & Summer Networking 2013 - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2013/08/isi-seminar-summer-networking-2013.html
Seminar on Business Excellence with Innovative Improvements - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2011/11/seminar-on-business-excellence-with.html
HKU Quality Management Student Forum - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2011/04/hku-quality-management-student-forum.html
Innovation – From Art to Science - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2009/08/innovation-from-art-to-science.html
Innovation / Creativity Management (BS 7000-1:2008) - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2009/06/innovation-creativity-management-bs.html