Daniel S. Vacanti, CEO Corporate Kanban
Daniel Vacanti is a 20-year software industry veteran who got his start as a Java Developer/Architect and who has spent most of the last 13 years focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. He managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year, and has been conducting Kanban training, coaching, and consulting ever since. In 2011 he founded Corporate Kanban, Inc., which provides world-class Lean training and consulting to clients all over the globe–including several Fortune 100 companies. Daniel holds a Masters in Business Administration and regularly teaches a class on lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley.
Lean-agile teams have more control over predictability than they think they do (spoiler alert: it doesn’t come from better estimation and planning). An understanding of a basic set of lean metrics is what will allow teams to exert that control. Insight into how these metrics act as leading indicators can allow teams to respond proactively to issues of flow. It is earlier intervention that leads to better predictability. This session will explore how predictability is not a noun. It’s a verb. Teams don’t just achieve predictability, they “do” predictability.
Vacanti presentation – Actionable Metrics for Predictability