Workshop: Agile and Lean



Alexander Poth
Volkswagen, Germany

Susumu Sasabe
JUSE, Japan

Antonia Mas
University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Khaled Badr
VALEO, Egypt
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 1.9.2022

Workshop - Agile and Lean
08.00 - 08.40
08.40 - 09.00
Opening by Paracelsus Medical University
EuroSPI, Dr Richard Messnarz, Chair,
ECQA, Prof. Michael Reiner,
Samer Sameh, Representative of EuroSPI to ASA (Automotive Skills Alliance)
09.00 - 09.45
Key Note 2: VR Digitalisation & Innovation of Medical Systems, Prim. Univ.Prof. Dr Herbert Reitsamer, VR Digitalisierung & Innovation, PMU Paracelsus Medical University, Austria
10.00 - 11.00
Perspectives on the Sustainability and Future Trajectory of Agile
Aysegul Gelmis, Turkcell Technology, Turkey, Necmettin Ozkan Information Technologies Research and Development Center,Turkey, Ali J. Ahmad, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, Mehmet Guray Guler, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Quality Model for Clouds and Cloud Services
Alexander Poth, Evgeni Iliev, Volkswagen AG, Germany
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 - 12.30
Capability Evaluation in Context Agnostic Agile Assessment
Doruk Tuncel, Christian Körner, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany, and Reinhold Plösch, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Exploring Aspects of Agile Software Development Risk – Results from a MLR
Aaron Nolan, Ben Strickland, Adam Quinn, Kyle Gallagher, School of Computing, Dublin City University , Ireland, Murat Yilmaz, Department of Computer Engineering, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey , and Paul M. Clarke, DCU and Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Center for Software, Ireland
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.45
Key Note 3: Agility & ASPICE - Focusing future challenges
Dominik Feurer, Q-Planer Software Assessment,Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Chair: Gabriele Sauberer, Room: Audimax
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00
Quality Evaluation with the Open-Source Quality-Radar for a sustainable selection and use of FOSS components
Alexander Poth, Volkswagen AG, Germany, Dan-Alexander Levien, Audi AG, Ingolstadt, Germany, Olsi Rrjolli, Matthias Wanjetscheck, Volkswagen AG, Germany
17.00 - 18.00
Pannel Discussion
Brain storming hot topics in agile that shall be included in the EuroSPI 2023 call?
18.45 - 20.00
19.30 Salzburg Dome Residence Welcome by Salzburg and Short Classical Concert
20.00 - 24.00
20.30 Moving to St Peter Kulinarium for Dinner, it is a 2 minutes walk to the restaurant


Workshop Program 2.9.2022

Workshop - Agile and Lean
08.00 - 09.00
09.00 - 11.00
Agile Gaming Workshop
By Tomas Schweigert, Expleo Technology Germany, Cologne

Use cases, structure benefits and examples of agile games. Content: Use cases of agile games: Getting started, Learning with background,Learning with some more effort
Generic targets of games: Activating, Get to know each other, Move, Cooperation, Interaction, Feedback, Step into the topic, Repetition, Reflection, Closing
Steps of games moderation: Background, 1st step, Detailed introduction
Gaming and agile: Why using games in an agile context, Moderating agile games, Types of agile games at a glance,
Building subgroups: Opener, Games to support the teaching of agile principles, Simulations, Energizer, Social dynamics, Late night closers
11.15 - 12.00
12.00 - 13.00
Shorter Lunch Break
13.45 - 14.30
Key Note 7: Cybersecurity Developments - iNTACS ASPICE for Cybersecurity, the CyberENG EU project and training, and the Cybersecurity Skills Sets in the Automotive Skills Alliance,
Jakub Stolfa, Svatopluk Stolfa, VSB TUO, Czech Republic, Richard Messnarz, Damjan Ekert, ISCN, Austria
14.45 - 15.15
Rory O Connor paper Award and Best paper Award together with the ASQ and Outlook to 2023 in Munich, Germany.

Call for Papers

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

08.04.2022 First Thematic Paper Submission
03.05.2022 Review by International Programme Committee and Notification of Acceptance
01.06.2022 Camera Ready Version of Paper for Book
29.07.2022 Early Registration Deadline (All presenters must register, otherwise the contribution is deselected)
26.08.2022 Upload of Powerpoint Conference Presentation
29.08.2022 Free Technology Day
31.08.-02.09.2022 Conference

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).