April 29, 2015

Innovation, Lean, Agile. Myths and Misconception

Gaetano Mazzanti presentation at Lean Kanban Southern Europe 2015 on how LeanKanban and Agile contribute to innovative product and service creation

Lean Kanban Southern Europe is a conference very close to our heart since we organized LKSE14 in Bologna last year. This time, LKSE15has been organized with the usual passion by our Spanish friends in Madrid and I have been very happy to present a talk there focusing on the relationship between Innovation, Lean and Agile.

While LeanKanban and Agile introduced disruptive innovations in the “way of working” their main focus however was not on product innovation: the Agile Manifesto premise is that it is about “better ways” of developing software, Kanban first steps happened in a product maintenance context.


LeanKanban and Agile are nevertheless contributing more and more to innovative product and service creation.

During the talk we saw how this is happening, sometimes through influences and contaminations with/from disciplines like Systems Thinking and Complexity Thinking, approaches like Kanban Portfolio Management or, at a different level, Lean Startup and Lean UX.

At the same time we looked at "myths, misconceptions and misuses" that can lead to painful mistakes and failures and made the title of the presentation. Here are the slides of the talk and the video thanks to AutentiaMedia.


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Gaetano Mazzanti

My background includes a long experience as a manager in the Software and Machinery Industry. I worked in USA and India leading distributed teams in advanced software projects (CAD/CAM, PLM, Industrial Automation, Plant Control and Supervision). As a coach I am now trying to help organizations to change embracing Agile and Lean values and principles. I am a WIP limit addict :) and a KCP
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Gaetano Mazzanti

My background includes a long experience as a manager in the Software and Machinery Industry. I worked in USA and India leading distributed teams in advanced software projects (CAD/CAM, PLM, Industrial Automation, Plant Control and Supervision). As a coach I am now trying to help organizations to change embracing Agile and Lean values and principles. I am a WIP limit addict :) and a KCP

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