Fall 2024

If you are an entrepreneur, manager or expert in Lean or Agile and feel the need to discuss the challenges we face in this age of complexity, you cannot miss this event!!! We will announce more information soon.


Would you like to review the contents of the Lean and Agile 2022 Summit "The evolution of Lean and Agile in an 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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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.