Scrum Day Presenters and Topic

Cheryl Hammond and Daniel Vacanti

Daniel Vacanti is a 25+ year software industry veteran who has spent most of his career focusing on Lean and Agile practices. Over a decade ago, 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 ActionableAgile™ (formerly known as Corporate Kanban), which provides industry-leading predictive analytics tools and services organizations that utilize Lean-Agile practices. He is the author of Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability, which is the definitive guide to flow-based metrics and analytics. He helped to develop the “Professional Scrum with Kanban” class with Daniel holds an MBA and regularly teaches a class on Lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley. Locally, Daniel provides local Scrum training and mentoring for Springhouse clients.

Cheryl Hammond has a couple decades of experience as a software leader in the private and public sectors. She ran her team’s successful adoption of Scrum-ban for a mission-critical regulatory compliance project under multi-agency state and federal government oversight, mentored former COBOL devs into true-believing unit-testing XP evangelists, and turned a threatened software product at risk of litigation into a lean, revenue-generating flagship offering in nine months, all of which leads her to believe that anything is possible. She is not sorry for her many biases, including strong preferences for servant-style leadership and team-based, holistic problem-solving, and a strong aversion to Agile zealotry. Whether consulting or in-house, Cheryl endeavors to make life better for software delivery organizations and the humans who inhabit them.

Session 2 and Session 4 Topic

Predictive Analysis with Kanban

Delivering products is complex, and many have found that Scrum helps to build and define an overall process that makes sense. Kanban can enhance the overall process and improve how Scrum teams work. Get to know and understand the required metrics of Kanban and how it can be an effective component of the Scrum practice.

Scrum Day Overview

Scrum Day is coming to Greater Philadelphia. Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile practitioners are all invited to learn from and engage with certified Scrum experts as they lead a full day of focused discussions on a variety of Scrum topics. The keynote speech will explore the “Future of Work,” and supporting breakout sessions will tackle topics like Evidence-Based Management, Scrum with UX, Fixing Scrum, Scrum with Kanban, Agile Metrics, Effective Backlog Refinement, the Psychology of Influence, and more.

Scrum Day, organized by Springhouse and hosted at The Desmond in Malvern, PA , is a one-day conference for 100 Scrum practitioners in the Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs to learn more about the future of work from leaders and experienced Scrum and Agile experts.

Date + Time

Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Evolve your Agile mindset. Refine you Scrum practice.
Engage in inspired discussions with certified Scrum experts.

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