Dan Vacanti

Daniel Vacanti is a 25-plus year software industry veteran who has spent most of his career focusing on Lean and Agile practices.  In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban as a strategy for knowledge work and managed the world’s first project implementation using Kanban that year.  He has been conducting Lean-Agile training, coaching, and consulting ever since.

In 2013 he founded ActionableAgileTM which provides industry-leading predictive analytics tools and services organizations that utilize Lean-Agile practices. In 2014 he published his book, Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability, which is the definitive guide to flow-based metrics and analytics.  In 2017, he helped to develop the Professional Scrum with Kanban class with and in 2018 he published his second book, When Will It Be Done?.

Most recently, Daniel co-founded whose aim is to create a safe, diverse, inclusive community to learn about Kanban.

Keynote—The New Agile Economics

Traditional Agile frameworks teach us that you can timebox your way out of complexity, plan/estimate your way to predictability, and prioritize your way to maximum value. In this talk, we’ll explore the irony of how this type of thinking fails under conditions of scarcity and uncertainty–exactly the conditions that these frameworks were trying to solve for–and discuss what can be used as the antidote to outdated Agile dogma.


Talk—Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability

Workshop—Agile Metrics, Forecasting, and Predictability