Agile and Software Architecture Symposium

October 14th, 2015 - GelreDome, Arnhem

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Agile for non-development organizations

Agile is rooted in software development and so it is unsurprising that most agile thinking and working focuses on better ways of creating software. But there are many organisations that do not develop software themselves, hospitals and municipalities come to mind, what about them? These organizations face problems similar to the ones that agile practices seek to tackle.

If you take a closer look, you will usually find a few Really Large Applications that dominate the IT-landscapes of such organizations. In a hospital, it is the electronic patient record or the Hospital Information System (HIS). In a municipality, it concerns applications that deal with registration, permits, taxes, or the social domain. These really large applications are normally selected, acquired and deployed using a waterfall approach. Buying and implementing a HIS for example, is usually a matter of years, not months or weeks.

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Regina Chien's Q&A at InfoQ

Regina Chien will talk about the business case for diversity and inclusion at ASAS 2015. Therefore, InfoQ interviewed Chien about the current state of practice in diversity, research on diversity and inclusion, why diversity is so difficult to implement, why software engineers should care about diversity and what organizations and teams can do to increase diversity and get benefits out of that. You can find the interview here.

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Join our ASAS Nights!

Warm up for ASAS 2015 by joining our ASAS Nights! This year we're expanding the ASAS platform by organizing ASAS Nights. Just like the regular symposium, the ASAS Nights are meant for software architects, developers, requirements engineers and information analysts to share knowledge, discuss software architecture and meet their peers. For each night, we invite a different speaker to share his experience and knowledge with others. And of course there's food and drinks, too!

Read all about the ASAS nights and sign up!

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Learn from and engage with the best speakers: this track is all about learning new patterns, hearing about best practices and finding out more about software architecture and agile principles.


Here, we will be seeing real world applications of software architecture and agile principles.


In this track we will shine a light on revolutionary start ups that are going beyond basic technologies.


9:15 - 9:45 — Reception
9:50 - 9:55 — Opening
10:00 - 10:45 — Keynote

Ted Neward


10:45 - 11:00 — Break
11:00 - 11:45 — Talks

Stanimira Jelezova

The Architecture Owner Role

Henk Kolk

Architecture in the face of 400 agile teams

Regina Chien

The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

11:50 - 12:35 — Talks

Gert Florijn and Eelco Rommes

Are there limits to agility?

Norberto Leite

Agility Combustion Engine

Robin van Breukelen

Migrating software while customers use it

12:35 - 13:30 — Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 — Talks

Chris Lukassen

Agile cathedrals, building things that matter

Jaap Weber

Put some spark in your Agile Transformation

Darren Harris

Ok, Computer: understanding me in the Internet of Things

14:20 - 15:05 — Talks

Benito de Miranda

DevOps for Architects

Kasia Mrowca

How to defeat feature gluttony

Maarten van den Heuvel

Startup and new business models

15:05 - 15:20 — Break
15:20 - 16:05 — Keynote

Viktor Grgic

Gardening in Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS)

16:05 - 17:00 — Drinks and Snacks



In order to make ASAS2015 as successful as possible, we need the best venue possible. Due to the great experience over the years, we've again chosen GelreDome in Arnhem as the venue for ASAS2015.

The mission

The mission of the symposium is to fulfil the need for a dynamic platform for software architects. This platform is a place from where software architects, developers, requirements engineers and information analysts can share knowledge, discuss software architecture and meet their peers.


Tickets for our Symposium are €200 each (excl. VAT). Ticket sales will close October 9th. We only have a limited amount of tickets available so make sure to be quick or miss out!


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Partner program

We offer three different partner programs. If you want to know more or if you wish to apply for a partner program please contact us. We're looking forward to welcoming you as our partner!

Bronze partner

2 tickets for ASAS 2015

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€ 750,-

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Gold partner


2 tickets for ASAS 2015

Logo on the flyer

Logo on banners

Logo in the opening presentation

€ 1500,-

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Silver partner

2 tickets for ASAS 2015

Logo on the flyer

Logo on banners

€ 1000,-

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ASAS 2015 is our fourth Agile and Software Architecture Symposium. We started with a small edition back in 2012 and used our experiences to get better every year. Since then, each edition has been bigger and better than the one before.

Did you miss one of the editions, or would you like to read more about the previous editions? Check them out!