“When Will It Be Done” by Daniel Vacanti

We bet that everyone at least once in his or her life was asked: When will it be done? It is a simple question with (almost always) a magical answer. Probably some of you struggled with the answer or didn’t feel comfortable with the given forecast. The new book by Daniel Vacanti brings a lot of ideas on how to forecast and make our future more predictable. 

➡️In this episode, Justyna and Paul talk about Danial Vacanti’s new book, When Will It Be Done. Plus a little rant about math.

➡️In the second part of this Podcast, Danial Vacanti joins our hosts to answer all their questions!

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About the author

Daniel Vacanti is a 20-year software industry veteran who has spent most of the last 15 years focusing on Lean and Agile practices. In 2007, he helped to develop the Kanban Method for knowledge work. That year he managed the world’s first project implementation of Kanban, and has been facilitating Kanban training, coaching, and consulting ever since. Recently he co-founded ActionableAgile™ which provides industry leading predictive analytics tools and services to any Lean-Agile process. Daniel holds a Masters in Business Administration and regularly teaches a class on lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley.

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