Elliot Consulting

Elliot Consulting, LLC
7853 Gunn Highway
Suite #326
Tampa, FL 33626

Phone: 813-792-8833

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Elliot Consulting Adds TRIZ Predictive Failure Analyses to Its Services

Tampa, FL. March 15, 2006-- Steve Elliot, president of Elliot Consulting, today announced that the company has formed a strategic partnership with Jack Hipple, President of Innovation-TRIZ to offer predictive failure analyses to its business continuity planning services.

TRIZ (a Russian algorithm for Theory of Inventive Problems Solving) is the only scientifically based inventive problem solving process and tool kit. Its basis is the study of the global patent literature and the identification of the most inventive patents. Analyzing these patents yields consistent patterns of invention and lines of technological evolution that are constantly used across all areas of science and technology. These generic inventive principles can then be applied to all other areas of technology, greatly reducing the time to produce breakthrough ideas and inventions.

Jack Hipple, a nationally recognized expert in innovation and problem solving, has developed a system which utilizes the TRIZ thinking tools in a "reverse" or saboteurial fashion. This predictive failure analysis is specifically directed at identifying critical failure points and vulnerabilities in systems, processes, emergency plans, and organizational systems. These tools include cause and effect modeling software that identifies concerns beyond what is possible to achieve with standard industry hazard analysis techniques.

Steve Elliot stated, "Jack has helped our clients take any of their critical systems, processes, business resources, or steps of their emergency preparedness plans and use this analytical process to expose previously unexpected vulnerabilities and single points of failure. Jack is a master at teaching our clients not to depend upon checklists, but rather to 'think like a saboteur' and MAKE SURE you know how your business continuity plan might fail."

About Jack Hipple

Jack is a chemical engineer with 30 years of industrial experience. He is a certified TRIZ (Inventive Problem Solving specialist and teaches innovation and hazard analysis for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers). His clients have included Kraft Foods, the Bank of Montreal, BP/Amoco, Dow Chemical, GAF Building Products, S.C. Johnson, and Siemens Westinghouse.

About Elliot Consulting

Everything that we do as a consulting firm is focused on helping organizations protect their people, their property, their products and services, and their profits. We do this by assisting those organizations to author, administer, and audit their in-house business continuity, incident response, and disaster recovery programs.

Elliot Consulting is a group of trusted business advisors who are experts in the development of business resiliency solutions. The term “business resilience” is defined as a combination of enterprise risk management, business continuity planning, disaster recovery, and long-term business restoration. A resilient organization will be able to mitigate unforeseen risks and have contingency plans in place which will allow the continuation of business operations regardless of the specific incident.

Our expertise is helping companies mature their strategic plans and operational guidelines which are then used within a comprehensive business resiliency program to help sustain the organization’s business operations. Elliot Consulting facilitates the discussions and teams with our clients to collect and analyze the critical data which will help the organization protect their vital business resources and procedures.

The Elliot Consulting team members are professionally-certified business continuity planners, business resiliency specialists, and project managers with extensive experience leading preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives in Fortune 200 corporations and government agencies. With expertise in managing these complex requirements Elliot Consulting is able to support a wide variety of strategic planning and resiliency tactics designed around our clients’ needs. Elliot Consulting is a vendor-neutral organization and does not re-sell any products or services.