Lean Thinking

Daniel Vacanti | 10:00 – 11:15


This talk presents a brief introduction to Lean Thinking using Kanban.  The application of Lean Principles for software development goes way beyond a mindless mapping of manufacturing practices to a new domain.  In this session, we will explore why those principles are valid in our world by discussing things like how the simple act of limiting work in progress positively affects the efficiency and effectiveness of your organization.  Join us to learn how Lean and Kanban can improve and augment your current team practices.


Daniel Vacanti is a 17-year software industry veteran who got his start as a Java Developer/Architect and who has spent most of the last 12 years focusing on Lean and Agile practices.  In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work with David Anderson.  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.