Smart Little People (SLM) or Miniature Dwarf's method is a problem solving tool in Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ). It models the process and seeks solutions to conflicting situations by assuming an army of little people at work within the contradiction. There little people are capable of performing any action that you want them to perform and hence allow the consultant to focus on 'What to do' rather than 'How to do'.
TRIZ (Teoriya Resheniya Izobretatelskikh Zadatch) or TIPS (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) is a methodology for inventive problem solving. It was developed by a Russian scientist - Genrich S. Altshuller. He and his team analyzed thousands of innovations across different sectors and generalized the inventive patterns to come up with a set of universal principles. These principles makes creative problem solutioning faster and predictable
An application-oriented question on the topic along with responses can be seen below. The best answer was provided by Glory Gerald and Sourabh Nandi.
Applause for all the respondents - Glory Gerald, Sanat Kumar, Sourabh Nandi.