The Board of Directors

Julia Wester, Chair

Julia Wester is a co-founder of ActionableAgile Software AB and its parent company, 55 Degrees AB. Julia leads the consulting practice and is the product manager of the ActionableAgile product line. When working with customers, she leverages 18 years of experience working in and managing high-performing teams at companies such as Turner Broadcasting, F5 Networks, and LeanKit.

Julia helps people understand how what they do affects their organization and its goals. She is passionate about teaching people how to get more done with less stress using whatever techniques and frameworks make sense for their context, though she is often found talking about Kanban, flow metrics, continuous improvement, and adopting a lagom mindset to create better outcomes.

Julia is a regular speaker at Lean/Agile/DevOps conferences and is a LinkedIn Learning author with a course on Lean Software development.

Daniel Wester

Daniel is a co-founder of ActionableAgile Software AB and its parent company, 55 Degrees AB

Daniel S. Vacanti

Daniel Vacanti is a co-founder and the CEO of ActionableAgile, LLC. Daniel is a 20-year software industry veteran who got his start as a Java Developer/Architect and 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. 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. 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.

Daniel is a popular speaker having presented at conferences all over the world. In 2015 he published his book “Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability” which aims to revolutionize how the Lean and Agile community think about flow-based metrics and analytics for the design of predictable processes.