XP Days Germany

Call for Sessions XP Days Germany 2008, 28.11.2008, Hamburg (für deutsche Version hier klicken)

Conference Language is German; English sessions possible.

After the successful conferences in 2004-2007 we are pleased to announce the fifth XP Days Germany. Like the years before the conference will be co-arranged by andrena objects AG and akquinet it-agile GmbH.

In the tradition of previous XP Days in London and Benelux, XP Days Germany is an international conference about eXtreme Programming and Agile Software Development aimed at software developers, project leaders, IT managers, testers, architects, and coaches. It provides a good opportunity for exchanging ideas and sharing experiences, and is suited for both experienced participants and beginners in Agile Software Development. The focus of this conference is on practical knowledge, real-world experience and active participation of all attendees.

We encourage session proposals from experienced practitioners of eXtreme Programming (XP) and other agile methods, such as Adaptive, Crystal, DSDM, Feature-Driven Development, Lean, and Scrum.

Organising a session is the best way to learn from such a conference. It provides an opportunity to share your experiences, to get feedback on your ideas, and to try out new session formats. Session organisers will get free admission to the conference. The conference will take place in Hamburg.

Session Topics

The whole world of agile software development is the pool for session proposals. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Agile approaches viewed from the perspektives of customers, managers, and developers
  • Contracting basics for agile development
  • Continuous process improvement, retrospectives, and Kaizen
  • Introduction of agile development into projects / organisations
  • Economics of agile software development
  • Scaling agile
  • Development of mission critical software with agile methods
  • Agile project management
  • Requirements engineering in agile projects
  • Tools and practices
  • Development in agile projects
  • Test Driven Development and Behaviour Driven Development (TDD, BDD)
  • Domain Driven Design (DDD)
  • Build and configuration management
  • Acceptance testing
  • Lean Production, Lean Management, Lean Development

Session Formats

We encourage session proposals with unconventional and many different formats. Possible session formats include, but are not limited to:

  • Interaktive session with audience participation
  • Workshop
  • Tutorial
  • Simulation
  • Theatre
  • Game
  • Fishbowl
  • Doho / Randori
  • Lightning Talks
  • Poster Session
  • Knowledge Vafe
  • Speed Geeking

Classical formats are also possible, of course:

  • Presentation
  • Talk
  • Experience Report

Review Criteria

  • We use an open review process. Everybody who is interested may review session proposals and give feedback.
  • The program comitee will base its decisions about the final conference program on the submitted feedback.
  • Sessions must be relevant to agile software development and agile business processes.
  • * We want to create a program that provides material ranging from introductory to advanced, and we will balance the topics accordingly.
  • We are open to submissions from experienced session organisers as well as novices.
  • We do not accept sponsored sessions or purely commercial sessions.
  • We prefer sessions organized by co-presenters.
  • You may submit more than one session.
  • We have a preference for shorter sessions.

Sessions must be submitted online: http://www.conftool.com/xpdays2008

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: 27-jul-2008 (Important: Late submissions reduce the chance of feedback. Submit early!)
  • Notification of acceptance: 15-aug-2008
  • XP Days Germany 2008: 27.-29-nov-2008 (Main conference day: 28.11.2008)

Program Comitee

  • Fahd Al-Fatish, andrena objects ag
  • Jens Coldewey, Coldewey Consulting
  • Tammo Freese
  • Bastian Harmsen
  • Michael Hüttermann
  • Dierk Koenig
  • Johannes Link
  • Dr. Matthias Müller, IDOS AG
  • Joseph Pelrine
  • Ilja Preuß
  • Timm Reinstorf, andrena objects ag
  • Stefan Roock, akquinet it-agile GmbH (Vorsitzender des Programm-Komitees)
  • Christian Schmidkonz, SAP AG
  • Henning Wolf, akquinet it-agile GmbH


More information about XP Days Germany: http://www.xpdays.de

General Questions? Ask Arne Roock 0172-4297616 mailto:arne.roock@akquinet.de

Quesions about the program? Ask Stefan Roock mailto:stefan.roock@akquinet.de

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