Workshop: Agile and Lean



Alexander Poth
Volkswagen, Germany

Susumu Sasabe
JUSE, Japan

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

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 9.9.2020

Workshop - Agile & Lean
09.00 - 10.30
Agile Team Work Quality in the context of agile transfor-mations – a case study in large-scaling environments  
Alexander Poth, Mario Kottke, Volkswagen AG, Germany, Andreas Riel, Grenoble INP, France
Clean A-SPICE Processes And Agile Methods Are the Key to Modern Automotive Software Engineering 
Thomas Winz, Sebastian Streubel, Claudia Tancau, Shreyas Dhone, Marelli Automotive Lighting, Germany
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30
Building an Environment for Agility: A Releasable Inventory Tool
Marcos Pacheco, Agile Trainer, Antonia Mas, Antoni-Lluis Mesquida, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
Employability Assessment of Agile Methods for Software Quality: An Empirical Case Study
Kamran Wadood, Muhammad Kashif Shahzad, Power Informaton Technology Company, Muhammad Iqbal, University of Education, Lahore, Pakistan
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 15.30
Agile development in a regulated environment – a systematic approach
Alexander Poth, Volkswagen AG, Germany, Jan Jacobsen, Volkswagen Financial Services AG, Germany, Andreas Riel, Grenoble Alps University, France
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
On the Development of a Model to Support the Combined Use of Agile Software Development with User-Centered Design and Lean Startup
Cassiano Moralles, Maximilian Zorzetti, Ingrid Signoretti, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Eliana Pereira, Instituto Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (IFRS), Matheus Vaccaro, Bruna Prauchner, Larissa Salerno, Cassio Trindade, Sabrina Marczak, and Ricardo Bastos, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil
Agile Software Development – Do we really calculate the costs? A multivocal literature review.
Aidan Fogarty, Aaron Edgeworth, Oishin Smith, Michael Dowling, Dublin City University, Ireland, Murat Yilmaz, Silvana Togneri MacMahon, Paul Clarke, Dublin City University and Lero – the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, Ireland
17.15 - 18.00
Key Note: Updates to DRIVES - The Strategic EU Blueprint Project for Automotive, ACEA Petr Dolejsi, European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)
18.30 - 19.00
Buses take the delegates from the university to the Dusseldorf City Center
19.00 - 24.00
To the Key Brewery in Dusseldorf - Traditional beer garden

How do I submit my paper?

Please follow the following steps for submitting a paper:

  • Your thematic topic paper should comprise 10-12 pages.
  • Your paper has to be conform to the Springer CCIS format which is the same as the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format (please see the author guidelines of Springer)
  • The paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website (see below).
  • Authors of accepted papers will be asked to write a final paper of 10 to maximum 12 pages and to prepare a 20 minutes PowerPoint presentation.
  • The final paper has to be uploaded to the EuroAsiaSPI² conference website again.
  • Papers shall reference the SPI Manifesto (find relationships to values and principles or propose new values and principles to be added).

Note: To publish the paper in the proceedings the authors have to sign a copyright form and at least one of the authors has to present the paper at the conference. The paper will be published in printed form and electronically and therefore we need all source files.

Please read first the author submission guideMore...

Also see "Thematic Paper Submission for one of the 10 workshop communities" for more 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

10.04.2020 First Thematic Paper Submission
30.04.2020 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
05.06.2020 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
07.08.2020 (now 14.08.2020) Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
28.08.2020 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).