Agile and Software Architecture Symposium

September 28th, 2016 - GelreDome, Arnhem

What is ASAS?

ASAS is a practical solutions driven conference, where technical leads, software architects, business analysts and engineering directors can learn about and discuss better ways to deliver the software solutions that are right for their users. You will learn from some of the best international speakers about new ways to build your software and underlying architecture.


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

Joseph Pelrine


Psychological Aspects of Estimating

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

Vinny Timmermans

Silicon Value

A Smarter & Faster Approach to Create Products and Services Your Customers Love.

Sander Hoogendoorn

Klaverblad Verzekeringen

Thirty months of microservices. Stairway to heaven or highway to hell?

Erik Duindam

Nuntio Technologies, Inc.

Scaling Your Team and Technology: The Agile Way

11:50 - 12:35 — Talks

Tushar Sharma

Athens University of Economics and Business

Does your design smell?

Paul de Raaij


Continuous Deployment @ Coolblue

Robin van Breukelen


Product development insights

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

Jaap Weber


Scaling Business Agility: doing the right things at the right time

Jan Hendrik Croockewit

Nedap Healthcare

The soul of a product

Jon Westenberg


The debt of imagination: Content Must Be Creative

14:20 - 15:05 — Talks

Chris Lukassen


How to become a Product Samurai

Casey West


The Journey to Operational Maturity

Denis Roio aka Jaromil

Software design patterns and lessons learned from nature

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

Viktor Grgic


How broader product definition reduces the need for project-, program-, portfolio management, and enterprise architecture

Karl Matthias

Nitro Software / Author of Docker: Up & Running

Docker, and why containers matter

Andrew Wolters


Microservices architecture: dream big, think small

16:05 - 16:55 — Keynote

Simon Brown

Coding the Architecture

Agile and architecture, finally friends after 15 years

16:55 - 18:00 — Networking drinks


In order to make ASAS 2016 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 ASAS 2016.

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Training: Dealing with self-organization by Joseph Pelrine

On September 27, the day before the Agile and Software Architecture Symposium, we're hosting a training with our keynote speaker Joseph Pelrine. This training will take place in Amsterdam and costs € 800,-.

Self-organisation is one of the most misunderstood concepts used in agile practice. If people really understood the dynamics of self-organising systems, they most probably would avoid trying to use it. Instead, they (mis-)apply some ideas, close their eyes, wish real hard, hope that magic happens, and then use the term “unintended consequences” to describe the result.

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This track is all about seeing real-world implementation of software architecture combined with agile principles.


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


In this track we will shine some light on revolutionary start-ups that are going above and beyond basic technology.


ASAS 2016 is our fifth Agile and Software Architecture Symposium! What started out as a small get together back in 2012 has grown significantly better and bigger every year since, thanks in large part to attendee feedback.

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