Conference //October 8th, 2020
//Online Edition

//End-to-end agility
//Business agility
//Agile collaboration
//Agile beyond software
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The 6th Agile Automotive Conference takes place on October 8th, 2020. This year, the conference is designed as a pure //Online Edition. The thematic focus this year is end-to-end agility, which covers all levels – from the team's needs to the corporate perspective. Be part of the Agile Automotive Community and register for the 6th Agile Automotive Conference//Online Edition today.

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//All revenue generated by ticket sales will be donated to //UNICEF, a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.


  • //Online Edition 
  • October 8th //2020 
  • 8:30 – 17:30 
  • CEST // UTC +2h
  • English presentations

The Agile Automotive Conference is a joined format of cti. car training institute, an Euroforum subsidiary, and Kugler Maag Cie. With 700+ participants since 2015 the Agile Automotive Conference has been established itself as a leading meeting place for agile practitioners in the automotive industry. A combination of practical insights from real-life projects, knowledge transfer, hands-on workshops and bright outlooks make the Agile Automotive Conference one-of-its-kind.

Delegates from both carmakers and suppliers meet at the conference. A visitor breakdown by countries shows that delegates come from Automotive hotspots globally, including European, NAFTA and APAC economic areas.

2020 is different and so is conference edition #6. Therefore, we invite you to join this year's //Online Edition. With this format we transfer the benefits of the well-establshed Agile Automotive Conference to the world wide web.

Be a part of the vital Agile Automotive Community. Join the //Online Edition. //Now.

»The Agile Automotive Conference is the automotive's industry leading gathering where carmakers and their tiers meet, share insights from real life projects and learn from their peers.«

Christophe Debou //Conference Chair

Conference topics

End-to-end Agility
//Building an organizational culture that enables agility 

Agile collaboration
//Practices and workflows in teams and cross-company collaborations

//Agility from team to organization level

Agile beyond software
//HW, ME, services, purchasing, HR, DevOps

intacts Agile Add-on for Automotive SPICE
//intacs working group insights


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Opening Keynote

A Practical Experience implementing Business Agility at Ericsson

Seeing the increasing complexity and dynamics in our business and organizational environment, a large, 2000 people product development organization within Ericsson started the journey towards Agile in 2008. We early understood, that this journey can only be successful, if it is not only done by our SW development, but also involves changes in the way we run strategy, financial planning and HR.

Hendrik Esser

Manager Special Projects //Ericsson


Combined Application of Agile Practices and Functional Safety in Automotive Software Development

This presentation describes how agile practices can be combined with the functional safety standard ISO 26262 when developing safety-related automotive embedded software. As such, the discussed ISO 26262 requirements are primarily focused on part 2 ‘Safety management’ and considerations on part 6 ‘Product development at the software level’, part 8 on ‘Supporting processes’ and part 9 on ‘ASIL-oriented and safety-oriented analyses’. Scrum, its workflow and roles, will be detailed as an agile method in combining agile with safety due care. The recommendations given in this presentation are outcomes of a ZVEI working group.

Steffen Kuhn

Head of Consulting //Elektrobit Automotive GmbH

Dusting off Automotive Quality Tools with Agility

This session will present instances where agile thinking and practices breath fresh life into traditional problem-solving and continuous improvement tools, providing more speed, innovation and value to electrical-mechanical R&D and service. Conversely, it will demonstrate how the rigor and structure of systematic analysis and Lean Six Sigma tools have helped agile software teams to fix some of their problems more efficiently and effectively.

Thomas Pogodda

Vice President Global Quality //Eberspächer Group

Scaled Framework for Product Platform Development and Industrialization

The presentation is about a 'Framework for scaled Simultaneous Engineering for Product Platform & Project Management'. This framework has been developed over the past years while we are developing and industrializing the 2nd generation Brake by Wire System platform starting from scratch with a team of 16 R&D members end of 2015 and now managing a team of 400+ people out of R&D, purchasing, Industrial Engineering, controlling, Quality, Plants.

Stefan Straßburger

Head of SE Project Management Platform Development //Continental AG

Nils Konken

Project Manager Braking Technologies R&D //Continental AG

Matthias Burger

Director //Robert Bosch GmbH

Martin Hurich

Vice President //Robert Bosch GmbH

Scaled Agile Supply Chain

Business with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems comprises high product variance with hard price competition. The Scaled Agile Supply Chain enables customer-oriented systems with a high re-use rate of platform solutions. It combines the development of base SW components by Agile Release Trains (ARTs), platform system solutions by Agile Solution Trains (SLTs) and a Customer Interface (CIT) with specific customer solutions. Since one ART delivers SW components to several SLTs, the presented approach does not incorporate ARTs within SLTs. ARTs and SLTs are organized like a Portfolio SAFe approach in separated development areas, whereas CIT is not agile. But a strong supplier relationship exists between ARTs, SLTs and CIT. Following the delivery traces mirrors a full SAFe solution starting with ARTs, SLTs up to CIT.

Panel discussion

Scaling Agility

Working group insights

intacs Agile Addon for Automotive SPICE

The presentation will focus on the status of Agile SPICE processes developed so far by the intacs working group. We will share experiences gained and lessons learned from piloting in assessments.

Christian Hertneck

Principal //Kugler Maag Cie GmbH

Sergej Weber

Senior Consultant /Agile Coach //Kugler Maag Cie GmbH


Philipp Diebold

Agile Coach //Bagilstein GmbH

Jan Hendrik Koch

Team Manager Embedded Security/Anti-Theft Systems //IAV GmbH

Becoming Agile – A system engineering team on it‘s way

This talk gives an idea of how we performed an agile transition in one system engineering team at an automotive engineering partner. This team consists of 9 people all working together on a set of different projects for many different customers. For sure, not everybody is an expert in every topic and the customers themselves know some of the experts and request them. More obstacles as well as their solutions are presented and discussed during our talk and in the Q&A-Session at the end.

Agile Collaboration – Understand and get the best benefit out of this recommendation

The VDA working group 'Agile Collaboration', with members from various OEMs and suppliers, published their work with the preliminary release of a VDA recommendation ('Yellow Print') in May 2020. The document not only describes possible cooperation models in theory, but also gives recommendations for collaboration, by referring to selected use cases.

This presentation will give you a brief introduction to the types of collaboration models in the document. You will also receive practical explanations for reading and understanding the use cases. This should help in everyday business to apply the recommendation efficiently and practically.

Stefan Weber

Automotive he[a]t PMT S&A Strategy & Portfolio Manager //Continental AG

Michael Huebler

Head of Body, Comfort, Climate //BMW Group

We're all agile. Collaboration is obvious. Really?

The context of the presentation is the development of a complex driving assistance system (Driver Monitoring System) in an ecosystem with several suppliers delivering to OEM that performs the product integration within the cockpit thanks to a dedicated agile entity. The main challenge was to define a suitable cooperation mode with the OEM that was both a customer but also co-developer of the product.

The following will be developed

  1. What are the room for manoeuvre & enablers?
  2. What are the constraints & hurdles?
  3. How to trigger a dynamic & nurture it?

Gérard Granchamp

Product Owner & Business Analyst / Solutions for R&D //Valeo

Xavier Chevalier

Group Software Standard Leader //Valeo

Panel discussion

Agility across Company Borders


Overcoming challenges of Agile Transformation in Automotive Industry. Creating a strong Foundation for your Transformation Journey

Automotive Industry has some unique challenges when it comes to Agile Transformation. Traditionally being strongly hardware- and requirements-driven – now moving towards million lines of code, while facing ambiguity of new regulations. In her presentation, Alena distinguishes between challenges related to foundational building blocks of the transformation and industry-specific challenges. You won’t be successful in mastering the industry-specific challenges, if you don’t create a strong foundation for your transformation journey.

Get some directly applicable ideas for our own agile transformation and learn how some automotive companies demonstrated exceptional AGILITY overnight during the current pandemic.

Alena Keck

Lean Agile Enterprise Transformation Manager //Tier1

Closing Keynote

Less Work And Better Code Through Automation

However even in Agile, the need to honor Automotive processes while at the same time producing quick feature turnarounds and high quality software can be overwhelming. We present a way to combine specification with formal languages, spec-driven development, and CI/CD to automatically check and translate low-level specifications into test and code, in such a way that any changes in the specification body can automatically be tested for influence on the whole body, and the code, dramatically lowering the workload for requirements engineering while at the same time guaranteeing high software quality and test coverage.

Björn Giesler

Director ADAS Function Development //Samsung Electronics
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Registration //Online Edition

Conference Ticket //Regular

EUR 220

plus VAT

//All revenue generated by ticket sales will be donated to //UNICEF, a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.



participants since 2015.


nations participants come from.


percent of participants work in E/E R&D.

Conference highlights

//Speakers from global manufacturers and suppliers
//Agile game
//Panel discussions
//Agility across company borders
//Scaling agility

//Agile Add-on for Automotive SPICE – intacs working group insights


The Agile Automotive Conference is the automotive's industry leading gathering where carmakers and their tiers meet, share insights from real life projects and learn from their peers.

Christophe Debou //Conference Chair


The VDA recommendation provides a blueprint on how an agile collaboration across company borders could work.

Michael Huebler //BMW Group


The application of agile methods is not conflicting with safety requirements, it can be beneficial.

Steffen Kuhn //Elektrobit Automotive GmbH

Get first-hand insights


The Agile Automotive Conference Chair is Mr Christophe Debou

Christophe Debou, principal consultant at Kugler Maag Cie, is specialized in Process Improvement, Agile Transformation and Management Consulting in general.

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