THE EVOLUTION OF LEAN AND AGILE IN
AN AGE OF COMPLEXITY


LEAN AND AGILE SUMMIT 2022
Tuesday 11 October
Florence, Italy

If you are an entrepreneur, a manager or an expert in Lean or Agile and you feel the need to discuss the challenges we are facing in this era of complexity, you cannot miss this event on 11 October in Florence!

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With the Summit "The Evolution of Lean and Agile in an Age of Complexity," we want to share and understand how markets are changing and what methods, techniques or solutions can help companies stay one step ahead even in this age of complexity.

  • December 5, 2022

    Welcome to Florence, welcome to the Lean and Agile 2022 Summit! - Marco Baldini and Bastiaan Brouwer


    The key question of the Summit, considering this age of complexity, how Agile and Lean can continue to help us always one step ahead!

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  • December 12, 2022

    Why have we reached a turning point? - Andrea Furlan


    We need to build ambidextrous organizations, that is, organizations that are able, within the same context, to pursue incremental improvements and manage discontinuous innovations.

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  • January 12, 2023

    Have the Old Principles betrayed us? - Richard Keegan


    We have to understand the big why of where we're going to use the technology. To me this question of Agile or Digital or Digital Lean is irrelevant. It's about the mindset, the thinking of people, to try to make things better and how we use the technology to make things better.

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  • January 20, 2023

    Have we forgotten our key denominator: FLOW? - Nigel Thurlow


    In a product development environment, eliminating waste doesn't only come from good quality or good processes, but also from how fast can you adapt to changes, how fast can you change your products and services and how fast can you deliver the features, the functions and the capabilities the market and the client need.

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  • January 25, 2023

    How to create flow in complex environments - Dave Snowden


    The way we make decisions is we scan about 3-5% of the available data. That's the most you'll take account of and it triggers a series of memories, cognitive memories, physical memories and social memories through stories of things we've heard from other people. We blend those together and the first blended pattern which fits, we apply. So based on a very partial data scan we basically do a first fit pattern match and we act accordingly.

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  • February 1, 2023

    An account of an experience that changed my life - Stefano Guarnieri


    Complexity is always part of our lives. There are situations in which the priorities of everyday work immediately become a small thing in the face of the uphill climb that life suddenly and unexpectedly places before you.

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  • February 10, 2023

    PIETRO FIORENTINI - Marco LaCognata, Andrea Provaglio and Paolo Sammicheli


    An overview of how a manufacturing company with two decades of advanced Lean practices and culture is adopting Agile, at the production and organizational level.

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  • February 20, 2023

    SHELL - Rheinland Refinery - David Binnerts


    Embracing Agile principles, Shell initiated a strategic shift in its approach to project management, focusing on flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability to navigate the complexities of refinery transformation. The Agile framework facilitates cross-functional teamwork, fostering communication and feedback loops among diverse teams involved in the refinery's transformation.

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  • March 1, 2023

    DAB PUMPS - Agile Meets Manufacturing - Enrico Pana & Milena Rigon


    One of DAB's beliefs is that Agile does not mean applying a specific framework, obtaining certifications or having an agile coach in the company, but represents a predominantly cultural theme. The same logic also guides our "people strategy," which promotes an organizational model that can constantly adapt through a network of cross-functional teams that grow, learn and innovate in a continuous cycle of learning and development.

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  • March 8, 2023

    GEDEON RICHTER - Outstanding results thanks to Agile


    We have rethought how to work together by truly putting our customers at the center, breaking down functional silos and hierarchies. We have reduced the distance between customer and company, we have learned to work in cross-functional teams at all levels, giving our people: trust, autonomy and empowerment and above all a clear objective: "value for customers ".

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  • March 16, 2023

    IVECO - Driving Operations Together (DOT). - Angelo Carlucci and Fabio Piccinelli


    A journey on how a turnaround from the past, in a context of strong radicalization of previous Lean system and willingness to extend out of Manufacturing Operational Excellence, represents a great opportunity to contribute to business results and involvement of the entire workforce.

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  • March 22, 2023

    Flow begins by including the value stream - John Shook and Roberto Ronzani


    VSM enables us see together, to understand together, to be able to act together, and, also, to think together in the interest of creating better flow of value for customers while providing meaningful ownership to the teams of people who do the actual work.

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SOME PHOTOS OF THE EVENT

 


WHERE THOUGHT LEADERS AND PRACTITIONERS COME TOGETHER
TO REDEFINE LEAN AND AGILE


Our conferences are the embodiment of a place where thought leaders and practitioners come together to discuss, develop, and redefine Lean and Agile. We want to create an atmosphere where new ideas and applications can be shared and modulated, where success stories can inspire and create other successes, and where there is room to ask questions and find answers that bring prestige and pride to the challenges we, as Leaders, face every day!

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SPEAKERS

 

 

  • Dave is the creator of the Cynefin Framework, and originated the design of SenseMaker®️, the world's first distributed ethnographic tool. He is the lead author of Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis: A field guide for decision makers, a joint effort between the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, and the Cynefin Centre.
    DAVE SNOWDEN
    Founder and Chief Scientific Officer Cognitive Edge
  • Nigel is an internationally recognised expert on the Toyota Production System and the Toyota Way, as well as Lean Thinking, Agile, Scrum, and Complexity concepts. In addition to his work at Toyota, in recent years he has also taught and coached at Vodafone, Banco Popular, GE, Bose, 3M, Microsoft, University of North Texas, and MIT.
    NIGEL THURLOW
    Former Chief of Agile at Toyota
  • Shook is co-author of Learning to See, the book that introduced value-stream mapping to the world. He is also co-author of Kaizen Express, a bilingual handbook on the essential concepts and tools of the Toyota Production System. With Managing to Learn, Shook unveiled the deeper mechanisms of the A3 management process, which is at the heart of Toyota's management and leadership.
    JOHN SHOOK
    Chairman, Lean Global Network

DAVE SNOWDEN

Founder and Chief Scientific Officer Cognitive Edge


Dave is the creator of the Cynefin Framework, and originated the design of SenseMaker®️, the world's first distributed ethnographic tool. He is the lead author of Managing complexity (and chaos) in times of crisis: A field guide for decision makers, a joint effort between the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, and the Cynefin Centre.

NIGEL THURLOW

Former Chief of Agile at Toyota


Nigel is an internationally recognised expert on the Toyota Production System and the Toyota Way, as well as Lean Thinking, Agile, Scrum, and Complexity concepts. In addition to his work at Toyota, in recent years he has also taught and coached at Vodafone, Banco Popular, GE, Bose, 3M, Microsoft, University of North Texas, and MIT.

JOHN SHOOK

Chairman, Lean Global Network


Shook is co-author of Learning to See, the book that introduced value-stream mapping to the world. He is also co-author of Kaizen Express, a bilingual handbook on the essential concepts and tools of the Toyota Production System. With Managing to Learn, Shook unveiled the deeper mechanisms of the A3 management process, which is at the heart of Toyota's management and leadership.
  • Professor at Trinity Business School and currently working with the Welsh Government and Toyota in introducing a multi-layered Lean approach to develop the competitiveness of Welsh companies. He has led best practice missions for over 2,000 managers at the Toyota Deeside engine plant, as well as leading an An Taoiseach mission to Toyota Japan. He is a consultant for the World Class and Lean activities of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Co-Operation.
    RICHARD KEEGAN
    Trinity Business School
  • Andrea Furlan is Full Professor of Management at the University of Padua, Department of Economics and Management and Director of the Lean Centre at CUOA Business School. His research focuses mainly on lean and continuous improvement, operational and managerial problem solving.
    ANDREA FURLAN
    CUOA Business School
  • Roberto Ronzani
    Co-founder and Managing Director of the Lean Management Institute. For about 15 years committed to transferring "Lean competences" to people and organisations in Training and Coaching activities. He has had experience in implementing Lean Thinking in both Manufacturing and Product Development, as Technical Director and Industrial Director.
    ROBERTO RONZANI
    Lean Management Institute

RICHARD KEEGAN

Trinity Business School


Professor at Trinity Business School and currently working with the Welsh Government and Toyota in introducing a multi-layered Lean approach to develop the competitiveness of Welsh companies. He has led best practice missions for over 2,000 managers at the Toyota Deeside engine plant, as well as leading an An Taoiseach mission to Toyota Japan. He is a consultant for the World Class and Lean activities of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Co-Operation.

ANDREA FURLAN

CUOA Business School


Andrea Furlan is Full Professor of Management at the University of Padua, Department of Economics and Management and Director of the Lean Centre at CUOA Business School. His research focuses mainly on lean and continuous improvement, operational and managerial problem solving.

ROBERTO RONZANI

Lean Management Institute


Co-founder and Managing Director of the Lean Management Institute. For about 15 years committed to transferring "Lean competences" to people and organisations in Training and Coaching activities. He has had experience in implementing Lean Thinking in both Manufacturing and Product Development, as Technical Director and Industrial Director.
  • He is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas for the Department of Learning Technologies. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Performance Improvement Quarterly (PIQ) journal and is the co-creator of The Flow System(TM) and co-author of the book The Flow System.
    JOHN TURNER
    University of North Texas
  • In more than 20 years of professional experience, first in IT then in Agile more broadly, he has worked, on three different continents, with organizations ranging from FAO (United Nations) to small and dynamic companies or start-ups. He has a wide range of experience, both in the private and public sectors and with different cultures.
    ANDREA PROVAGLIO
    Business Agility Coach
  • Italian entrepreneur with +30 years of experience, international speaker and author of the books "Scrum for Hardware," recognized as the world's first significant publication on the subject, and "Scrum in AI - Artificial Intelligence Agile Development with Scrum," which includes a foreword by Jeff Sutherland, co-author of Scrum and the Agile Manifesto.
    PAOLO SAMMICHELI
    Agile Business Coach

JOHN TURNER

University of North Texas


He is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas for the Department of Learning Technologies. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Performance Improvement Quarterly (PIQ) journal and is the co-creator of The Flow System(TM) and co-author of the book The Flow System.

ANDREA PROVAGLIO

Business Agility Coach


In more than 20 years of professional experience, first in IT then in Agile more broadly, he has worked, on three different continents, with organizations ranging from FAO (United Nations) to small and dynamic companies or start-ups. He has a wide range of experience, both in the private and public sectors and with different cultures.

PAOLO SAMMICHELI

Agile Business Coach


Italian entrepreneur with +30 years of experience, international speaker and author of the books "Scrum for Hardware," recognized as the world's first significant publication on the subject, and "Scrum in AI - Artificial Intelligence Agile Development with Scrum," which includes a foreword by Jeff Sutherland, co-author of Scrum and the Agile Manifesto.

LEAN AND AGILE IN AN AGE OF COMPLEXITY


In the theater of ancient Rome, many tragedians used the Deus ex Machina to resolve situations in the otherwise inextricable plot. Today, with the increasing volatility and complexity of markets, industries in a similar vein are seeking organizational and technological solutions for the most distressed areas of business.

With the Summit "The Evolution of Lean and Agile in an Age of Complexity," we want toshare and understand how markets are changing and what methods, techniques or solutions can help companies stay one step ahead always, even in this age of complexity.

 


MARKETS ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING, HOW CAN WE BE AND REMAIN INNOVATIVE?

 


WE INCREASINGLY USE TEAMS, HOW CAN WE MANAGE TEAMS AND PEOPLE EFFECTIVELY?

 


WE DO A THOUSAND PROJECTS AT ONCE, HOW CAN WE BEST MANAGE THEM?

 


WE INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY, HOW CAN WE AVOID TO LOSE SIGHT OF OUR PEOPLE?

SUMMIT PROGRAM OCTOBER 11


08:00
Registration of participants
08:00
Entering the classroom
09:00
Opening - Bastiaan Brouwer and Marco Baldini
09:15
Why have we reached a turning point? - Andrea Furlan
09:45
Have the old principles betrayed us? - Richard Keegan
10:15
Interactive coffee break
10:45 a.m.
Have we forgotten our key denominator: FLOW? - Nigel Thurlow
11:30 a.m.
How to create flow in complex environments - Dave Snowden
12:15
Afternoon program - Bastiaan Brouwer and Marco Baldini
12:30
Lunch buffet
13:30
Complexity is not only in business! - Surprise testimony
13:55
Evolving into Agility: Pietro Fiorentini Case - Andrea Provaglio and Paolo Sammicheli
14:30
Round 1 Parallel Sessions - Roche, Shell Projects & Technology and DAB Pumps
15:05
Interactive coffee break
15:25
Round 2 Parallel Sessions - Gedeon Richter and Iveco Group
16:00
Flow begins by understanding the flow of value - John Shook and Roberto Ronzani

16:45
Roundtable: Evolution of Lean and Agile in an Age of Complexity - Expert Panel and John Turner
17:45
Closing - Bastiaan Brouwer and Marco Baldini

TESTIMONIES




Pietro Fiorentini - Evolving into Agility - Andrea Provaglio, Paolo Sammicheli and Marco La Cognata.



Roche - Agile at the heart of a global transformation - Alberto Merlo.



Shell International - Transformation of the Rheinland Refinery - David Binnerts.



DAB Pumps - Agility meets Manufacturing - Enrico Pana and Milena Rigon.



Gedeon RIchter - Outstanding results thanks to Agile - Maria Giovanna Labbate.



Iveco Group - From a deep Manufacturing Lean Culture to a new Holistic Operational Excellence Model at Operations level - Angelo Carlucci and Fabio Piccinelli.

NOT JUST THE SUMMIT! A WEEK OF LEARNING!

 

 

In addition to the Summit, we invite you to register for 2 unique events: The masterclass with Dave Snowden and the certified course in The Flow System with Nigel Thurlow.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 (09:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
MASTERCLASS DAVE SNOWDEN
COMPLEXITY and CYNEFIN IN PRACTICE

A deep dive into complexity, sense-making, and the latest developments in the Cynefin® framework. In this MasterClass, facilitated by Dave Snowden, you will have the opportunity to learn and try new ideas, methods and facilitation tools that enable you to be effective in complex environments.

In this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explore systems, complexity and the Cynefin framework, laying the foundation for more effective thinking, strategy and practice in one's work.
  • Explore the key distinctions and principles of different operational contexts, including the different types of logic that apply in each (induction, abduction and deduction).
  • Compare complex methods with more traditional methods of research, user needs analysis, strategy, project management and a range of other applications.
  • Exploring the challenges associated with managing, leading, and acting in complex human systems and understanding why broad participation, outliers, and weak signals are critical.
  • Dive into the complexity domain, exploring new and innovative ways of working, appropriate tools and methods in complex contexts or projects.
  • Apply a new approach to understanding and mapping constraints and counterfactuals, enabling more dynamic and adaptive approaches to strategy, planning, and innovation.
  • Exploring specific complexity-friendly approaches from design to innovation and AGILE transformations, creating space for complexity, innovation and emergence.

Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14, 2022 (09:00 - 18:00)
COURSE WITH CERTIFICATION* - NIGEL THURLOW
THE FLOW SYSTEM FOUNDATIONS COURSE

Unique opportunity to be trained by Nigel Thurlow himself. It is highly recommended for those who already apply Agile and Scrum and are trying to understand how to achieve agility at the Business level. This course will highlight the fundamental principles of The Flow System™ and introduce participants to the concepts, tools and techniques that make up the Triple Helix of Flow and enable true agility.

After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of The Flow System.
  • Provide a description/definition of The Flow System.
  • Identify the basic principles of The Flow System.
  • Describe the concept of "Customer First" and identify who the customer is.
  • Describe the concept of Flow.
  • Identify and describe the Triple Helix of Flow.
  • Describe the concept of complex thinking.
  • Distinguish between different domains of knowledge (clear, complicated, complex, chaotic).
  • Describe the concepts of Shared Leadership and Distributed Leadership.
  • Describe the concept of Team Science.
  • Explain the different components of successful teams (team effectiveness).
  • Identify the different methods, techniques and tools for the Triple Helix of Flow.

*Participants who wish to certify their training will have two attempts at the Flow System Foundations (FS-1) assessment. Accreditation is obtained only after successful completion of the assessment.

FLORENCE, HOME OF THE RENAISSANCE

 


The Renaissance was a period of great change in many disciplines: science, literature and art. During the Renaissance, Florence was considered the capital of the modern age, the best place to rethink the future in an age of complexity.

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SPARK Innovation Catalysts is an Italian consulting firm with an international presence. Some call us consultants, but we want to be recognized as catalysts of innovation. We provide in-house strategic and organizational consulting, experiential training and leadership coaching. We have Agile and Lean in our DNA and base our work on their principles and values. We accelerate people development andproduct and process innovation to lead companies to be one step ahead always.