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Automotive Agile PEP 2018 - Mastering Complexity to Foster Innovation

Automotive Agile PEP 2018 - Mastering Complexity to Foster

Berlin, September 11, 2018 – The Automotive Agile PEP is an international business event on the integration of agile principles, methods as well as practices into hardware and software development processes in the automotive industry. From November 25. – 27, 2018 the interactive conference in Berlin will see the leading automotive Hardware Developers, Product Development Experts, Project & Process Managers, Engineering & R&D Managers the daily challenges and approaches on integrating “agile” into automotive R&D.

The Automotive Agile PEP is a unique combination of inspirational keynotes, well-moderated, interactive World Café, Challenge your Peers sessions, an Agile Methodology Workshop, Icebreakers and much more. These formats are part of our Multi-Touchpoint-Concept, which is intended to facilitate open and intimate discussion, and link ideas within a larger group to access the “collective intelligence” or “collective wisdom. The agile experts will not only listen to practical insights from industrial case studies. Furthermore, with the Agile PEP Minds taking place in parallel they can connect with colleagues from different industries during the interactive breaks and debate current challenges or best practices to get new ideas for the automotive industry.

Conference Highlights:

• Keynote: Status Quo and Potentials - Lean & Agile in the Automotive Product Development Process
Ayelt Komus (Founder BPM Lab & Prof. Koblenz University of Applied Sciences) shares key learnings for Agile and Lean in the Hardware Development conducted by a recent study with over 130 companies.

• Challenge your Peers: Functional safety & Agility in the automotive industry
Together with Joakim Ohlsson (Volvo), the participants discuss the question: In what way (if at all) could agile approaches facilitate work with functional safety?

• World Café Session: Using High-Performance Computing in Agile Development
In the interactive session, Christopher Woll (GNS Systems) and the conference attendees work out the milestones for using HPC in agile development.

• Case study: Agile and Kata
In his case study, Jens Paggel (Continental) shares lessons learned by using Kata to get more leadership into the organization.

• Workshop: Swarm Behaviour – A story about self-organization
The interactive workshop shows how it feels to work in a self-organized team. Michael Friedmann and Tim Scheumann (borisgloger consulting) explain what behaviors and skills characterize these kinds of teams.

About the Automotive Agile PEP
After the huge launch success, the Automotive Agile PEP Die Agile PEP Minds strives to be the leading business event for agile methods and processes in the automotive ecosystem. The conference formats address a variety of thematic areas relevant to the specific audience of Hardware Developer, Project & Process Managers, Engineering & R&D Manager as well as generalist agile experts. The Automotive Agile PEP will once again be co-located with the cross-industry German-language event Agile PEP Minds. This way the conference participants can get exclusive agility insights from the automotive industry, but also see the bigger picture and get a cross-industry overview of agile working principles. Altogether, both conferences will gather over 300 influential agile experts, production & process managers and R&D thought leaders high-level networking and knowledge exchange. The conferences are organized by we.CONECT, the leading business information, business events and business community company, headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

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