ARIZ is the central analytical tool of TRIZ. It provides specific sequential steps for developing a solution for complex problems. The first version of ARIZ was developed in 1968 and many modifications during the next 20 years received. Over the years, it has become a precise tool for solving a wide variety of technical problems. The most used version, ARIZ- 85C, was published in 1985 and contains nine steps. ARIZ is a very power tool that uses all of the tools and key concepts of TRIZ. Each step includes many sub-steps. Below is a very brief description (outline) of the nine steps.
Analysis of the problem.
Begin by making the transition from vaguely defined statements of the problem to a simply stated (without jargon or terminology specific to any industry) mini-problem.