The Front Range Community for Agile Software Development
Time: January 19, 2012 from 5:30pm to 8:15pm
Location: Auraria Campus; Tivoli Baerresen Ballroom (320 - Section AB)
Street: 900 Auraria Parkway
City/Town: Denver 80202
Website or Map: http://www.ahec.edu/campusmap…
Phone: (303) 556-2755
Event Type: agile, denver, kanban, sig
Organized By: Frank Vega
Latest Activity: Jan 10
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Presentation Abstract & Learning Outcomes: How does the simple practice of limiting work-in-progress drive change? What is a "pull system" and can it be applied to software development? How do you measure and manage flow of work in your development environment? We'll explore these questions and more "hands-on" playing the popular getKanban game (playing Version 3 for the first time in North America) and in the process you'll get a deeper understanding of the kanban method that continues to gain momentum in software development. Join me and my special guest (see below) for this event. We're planning to have enough "getKanban games" on-hand to support up to 48 people playing hands-on (about 8 teams of six or so).
About the Presenters:
Daniel Vacanti was a contributor to and a primary reviewer of the leading book on applying the kanban method in software development “Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business” by David J. Anderson. Dan is a 15-year software industry veteran specializing in leading, mentoring, and coaching teams in agile practices. He has a record of delivering customer valued results working with teams and companies of varying sizes. His emphasis is on the business-appropriate use of technology to help companies achieve their specific financial goals. Daniel worked with David Anderson for over 10 years and was a Development Manager on the first kanban implementations in IT with David.
Frank Vega is active locally in the Denver agile community (Agile-Denver group and Agile Denver Kanban SIG); he has 20+ years experience in IT/IS field, the last 15 focused on software development. Currently, as an independent contractor/consultant, he provides “hands-on” class-style training and embedded “on-the-floor” coaching in lean-agile principles, the kanban method in software development, XP practices (TDD, refactoring), pattern-oriented software architecture, and object-oriented software design.
Attendence and food is free. Parking vouchers will be provided for parking in the garage to the NW of the Tivoli.
Embedded Coach - Lean-Agile, Kanban, XP