Workshop 6 - Agile&Lean


Alexander Poth
Volkswagen, Germany

Susumu Sasabe
JUSE, Japan

Antonia Mas
University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Definition of Agile and of Lean

Agile and lean are not the same. What is agile and what is lean? How much agile is possible in a safety critical development in a car, plane, medical device? What are the principles of lean and is it possible to be lean and agile at the same time? Is just implementing SCRUM already covering the principles of agile and Lean or probably not?

Agile and/or lean principles work differently in different domains: IT service, Automotive, production of components etc.

Workshop Program 5.9.2018

09.00 - 10.30

SPI with retrospectives: A case study
Antonia Mas, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, Alexander Poth, Volkswagen AG, Germany,
Susumu Sasabe, nion of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), Japan

Being Agile while Coaching Teams Using Their Own Data
Marcos Pacheco, Antoni-Lluis Mesquida, Antonia Mas, University of the Balearic Islands,Spain

How to assure method and process alignment in an agile organization?
Alexander Poth, Mario Kottke, Volkswagen AG, Germany

10.30 - 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.30

How to deliver faster with CI/CD integrated testing services?
Alexander Poth, Mark Werner, Xinyan Lei, Volkswagen AG, Germany

Assessing Agile in Automotive Embedded Development Projects using Automotive SPICE 3.1 -
is a Bridge Possible?

Richard Messnarz, ISCN GesmbH, Austria, Bernhard Sechser, Holger Hoehn, Volker Lehmann, Methodpark, Germany

14.00 - 15.30

Experiences with a compliance-assuring framework for decentralized process management
in a large agile organization

Markus Meichau, BOSCH Software Innovations GmbH, Germany

How to innovate software quality assurance and testing in large enterprises?
Alexander Poth, Christian Heimann, Volkswagen AG, Germany

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee Break

16.00 - 17.00

Interactive Discussions and Workshop


Important Information

Thematic Paper Topics

  • Discuss and design best practices and innovations around current aspects of lean and agile in development, improvement projects and business processes.
  • The workshop is an open community from Agile practitioners and innovators in industry branches such as Automotive, IT services, Aerospace, medical devices, production and further domains.
  • The workshop also welcomes academic experts doing research in Lean&Agile topics or implementing those principles and practices in educational environments.
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Lean and Agile
  • Best Practices in Development
  • Improvement Projects
  • Business Processes
  • Agile in Industry Branches such as
    • Automotive
    • IT Services
    • Aerospace
    • Medical Devices
    • Production

Submission Dates

06.04.2018 First Thematic Paper Submission
30.04.2018 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
12.06.2018 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
31.07.2018 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
30.08.2018 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation

SPRINGER Book Series

EuroAsiaSPI² is publishing an annual SPRINGER book and the EuroSPI books show a total of 150000 (one hunded fifty thousand) chapter downloads. The workshop papers will form a chapter for this thematic topic in the SPRINGER book.

Additional Information

Enter the World of Agile and Lean

In this workshop series success factors and examples of being lean and agile are introduced, explained, and discussed. This should offer an entrance to the world of agile and lean.

We invite experts who are working with

• Agile development models
• Agile management models
• Agile production models
• Lean development models
• Lean management models
• Lean production models
• Concepts integrating agile and lean
• Best practices and bad practices in implementing agile and lean
• Standards supporting agile and lean
• Agile in safety critical developments
• Lean in safety critical environments
• Applying agile or lean in different domains

Interactive Workshop Approach

Focus of interest and main questions discussed during the workshop will be:
  • Best Practices for agile and/or lean
  • Bad practices for agile and/or lean
  • Applying agile and/or lean in domains (car, plane, medical)
  • Integrating agile and/or lean with existing rigorous development norms (safety, cybersecurity)
Each presentation will be discussed towards these main topics of interest. A panel discussion at the end shall come up with a summary of the solutions presented and with new research topics to focus on to solve this integrated approach (work for next year to meet at next EuroAsiaSPI and share again).