Daniel Vacanti: Your Project Behaves Like a Hurricane. Forecast It Like One.

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6309 Carpinteria Ave · Carpinteria, CA

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6307 Carpinteria Ave, Suite B, 93103 (Building P4 on the map) http://bit.ly/procore-meetup-parking

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We are thrilled to announce a partnership with SB Agile and Procore Technologies to present a very special guest, Mr. Daniel Vacanti.

Do your projects seemingly spin up out of nowhere, strike when least expected, and leave a trail of destruction in their wake? Though the butt of many jokes, weather forecasting—and in particular hurricane forecasting—has gotten surprisingly good over the past few decades. This increased accuracy is mainly due to the rigorous application of proven techniques like Monte Carlo Simulation and Continuous Forecasting. In this talk we will explore some of those practices and discuss how you might employ them to make your projects more predictable. We will walk through some real-world examples that will explain how to get you up and running with methods immediately. You wouldn’t want a little thing like bad forecasting get in the way of you delivering your projects on time, would you?

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 Method for knowledge work and managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban that year. He has been conducting Lean-Agile training, coaching, and consulting ever since. In 2011 he founded ActionableAgileTM (previously Corporate Kanban) which provides industry-leading predictive analytics tools and services organizations that utilize Lean-Agile practices. In 2015 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 Scrum.org. Daniel holds an M.B.A. and regularly teaches a class on lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley.

6:30 - 7:00 networking, food and drinks provided
7:00 - 8:00 Dan Vacanti
8:00 - 8:30 Q&A / networking

Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUxidjVQKtQ

Directions to Procore
6307 Carpinteria Ave, Suite B, 93103
(Building P4 on the map) http://bit.ly/procore-meetup-parking

Head south and take Exit 85 (Bailard Avenue)
Turn right at the stop sign.
Then take a left at the next stop sign for Carpinteria Ave.
After passing Plan Member services, turn into either parking lot before the Continental Sign.

Head north and take Exit 84 (CA-150 toward Ojal/Lake Casitas)
Turn left onto CA-150 W/Rincon Rd.
Turn right onto Carpinteria Ave.
Enter either parking lot after the Continental Sign.