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At Actineo, we pride in the quality of the learning our classes deliver. Our focus is to optimise the learning experience, so we always run courses with small groups, designed using advanced classroom techniques such as “Training From the BACK of the Room!” and, crucially, delivered by some of the best practitioners in our community. We believe that our team achieves the uncommon ability to be both very experienced practitioners as well as superb trainers and communicators.

What you experience in the class is not a standard class. It is a dynamic, immersive and evolving learning experience where the participants learn from each other in a manner expertly facilitated by our team. Every class delivers the learning outcomes, but no class is the same.

Our testimonials page reflect the quality of our training and our alumni recommend our courses publicly.

  • Daniel Vacanti

    Daniel Vacanti is a 25-plus year software industry veteran who has spent most of his career focusing on Lean and Agile practices. ;In 2007, 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™ (previously Corporate Kanban) which provides industry-leading predictive analytics tools and services organizations that utilize Lean-Agile practices. In 2015 he published his book, “Actionable Agile Metrics for Predictability”, which is the definitive guide to flow-based metrics and analytics which was followed up by his book “When Will It Be Done?” in 2018. Daniel holds an M.B.A. and regularly teaches a class on lean principles for software management at the University of California Berkeley.

  • Jean-Paul Bayley

    Jean-Paul is a Partner with Actineo Consulting LLP. He is a business agility coach and trainer who is passionate about helping teams do their best work. He does this through training courses, workshops, and coaching. He has a strong technical background having worked for many years as a software engineer.

    JP is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), a Flight Levels Guide (FLG) and a Certified Trainer for Training from the BACK of the Room! (TBR-CT). In 2017, with José Casal, and Andy De Vale, he co-created a self-coaching tool for teams called "The Kanban Guide". He has delivered talks at conferences in USA, UK, Ireland, and Germany.

    He is a co-organiser of the in-person Lean Agile London (LALDN) and the virtual Lean Agile Global (LAG) conferences.

  • Jose Casal

    Jose Casal is a business agility consultant & trainer with extensive experience. He is dedicated to helping organisations and individuals embrace modern management concepts including Flow Thinking, Kanban, Flight LevelsScrum. Strongly motivated towards continuous learning and research, he is able to help organisations achieve better Agility. His goal is to create thriving and engaged organisations.

    Jose is an international speaker and organises the in-person Lean Agile London (LALDN) and the virtual Lean Agile Global (LAG) conferences.

    Jose's experience covers the full breadth of Agile approaches. He is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Flight Levels Guide (FLG), Professional Kanban Trainer (PKT), Enterprise Kanban Coach (EKC) & Certified Trainer for Training from the BACK of the Room! (TBR-CT). He is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He co-founded Actineo Consulting LLP in 2015.

  • Klaus Leopold

    Dr. Klaus Leopold is computer scientist and Kanban pioneer with many years of experience in helping organizations from different industries on their improvement journey with Lean and Kanban. He is author of the bestseller “Rethinking Agile”, “Practical Kanban” (www.practicalkanban.com) and co-author of the book “Kanban Change Leadership”. Klaus was awarded with the Brickell Key Award for “outstanding achievement and leadership” within the Lean Kanban community in San Francisco, 2014. His main interest is establishing lean business agility by improving organizations beyond the team level, especially in large environments from 50 to 5000 people. Klaus speaks regularly at renowned Lean and Kanban conferences worldwide. He publishes his current thoughts on his blog www.LEANability.com and you can follow him on Twitter at @klausleopold.

  • Massimo Sarti

    Massimo Sarti is a business agility coach and trainer, focused on helping individuals, teams and businesses to adopt new ways of working on realising business value.

    He has a strong technical background having worked for over 30 years in IT as Developer, System Integrator and IT Operations Manager.

    Massimo is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and a practitioner of Training from the BACK of the Room!. He is the organiser of “Agile Talks”, the largest active agile community in Roma (Italy), created for helping people to bridge the agile knowledge gap.  He has delivered talks and workshops in public events in UK and Italy and he is a freelance contractor.

  • Michal Epstein

    Michal has over 14 years of experience in the IT and software industries. She served in wide range of professional and managerial positions, among them: building wide scale global production environments, managing QA teams and leading Agile methodology in large software organisations.

    Michal’s experience both in the IT production world and in software development contributes to her wide and holistic perspective when implementing Agile projects. While training and coaching teams for Agile mindset, she focuses on implementing cross organisation agile culture.

    In addition, Michal is acting as personal coach and fitness trainer mainly for women who wish to adopt a healthy lifestyle in their busy schedule.

    Michal has BSc in Mathematics and Computer science 

  • Paul Brown

    Paul is a product and business agility coach, Professional Kanban Trainer (PKT), data-informed product leader, and innovator who, over the last twenty-two years, has been employing a blend of methods, tools and capabilities to transform businesses, lead product or delivery teams, and help entrepreneurial teams and individuals to thrive.

    With a background in leading product management and innovation, agile software development and delivery, training and mentoring, he is passionate about nurturing safe and empowering cultures where discovery, experimentation and rapid feedback create and capture value for his clients and their users and customers.

    Paul is an Enterprise Agile & Team Coach (ICP-ENT and ICP-ACC) and continues to consult and lead product and innovation teams in the UK and Europe; follow him on Twitter at @paulbrowncoach

  • Steve Porter

    Steve Porter is an ALM mentor/coach/trainer who has a strong background in multiple project management styles. Over the past several years, he has focused his efforts on Agile practices in general and the Scrum Framework in particular.

    He has recently worked as the Product Owner for TeamPulse, Telerik’s agile project management tool, and before that has filled the Scrum Master role along with the role of Team Member on many Scrum projects. His hands-on experience with all three Scrum roles makes him an excellent trainer.

    Steve is currently employed by Scrum.org and works in close collaboration with Ken Schwaber on his mission to improve the profession of software development. He plays an active role in the creation of all Scrum.org training material, and assessments. Most recently Steve was one of only 8 acknowledged contributors to Ken Schwaber's Nexus framework; a framework for scaled Scrum initiatives.

  • Vic Page

    Vic is a Kanban Management Professional, a Certified Scrum Master, a Certified DSDM Atern trainer, a certified Agile Project Management trainer and a SAFe trainer. He is a former Director of the Agile Business Consortium and chief examiner for Agile Project Management at APMG.

    Vic worked for BT from 1979 to 1997. His projects included the development of the Syncordia Billing System and various CRM systems for BT Europe.

    Vic made the move to Academia in 1997. Some of the areas he lectured on were Agile Development (DSDM and Scrum), Database Systems, Information Systems, Project Management, Software Quality Assurance and Research Methods.

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