Program Nov 29th

09:00-10:30 Session 1
09:00-09:10 Opening. Introduction of participants. Explaining Wall of Ideas
09:10-09:20 Brainstorming with participants
09:20-10:10 Keynote by Merja Jokiniva (Nokia): “Agile and rapid software development at Nokia Base Station R&D
10:10-10:30 Woubshet Behutiye, Pertti Karhapää, Dolors Costal, Markku Oivo and Xavier Franch: “Non-functional Requirements Documentation in Agile Software Development: Challenges and Solution Proposal” (Emergent paper)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Session 2
11:00-11:30 Mohammad Abdur Razzak, John Noll, Ita Richardson, Clodagh Nic Canna, and Sarah Beecham: “Transition from Plan Driven to SAFe: Periodic Team Self-Assessment” (Technical paper)


11:30-12:00 Michael Mohan and Des Greer: “MultiRefactor: Automated Refactoring To Improve Software Quality” (Technical paper)


12:00-12:30 Marcus Ciolkowski, Liliana Guzman, Adam Trendowicz and Felix Salfner: “Lessons Learned from the ProDebt Research Project on Planning Technical Debt Strategically” (Technical paper)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 3
14:00-14:20 Sven Theobald and Philipp Diebold: “Beneficial and Harmful Agile Practices for Product Quality” (Emergent paper)


14:20-14:40 Frank Elberzhager, Konstantin Holl, Britta Karn and Thomas Immich: “Rapid Lean UX Development through User Feedback Revelation” (Emergent paper)
14:40-15:00 Lidia Lopez Cuesta, Woubshet Behutiye, Pertti Karhapää, Jolita Ralyté, Xavier Franch and Markku Oivo: “Agile Quality Requirements Management Best Practices Portfolio: A Situational Method Engineering Approach” (Emergent paper)
15:00-15:15 Michael Klaes and Frank Elberzhager: “Managing Development Using Active Data Collection” (Practitioner message)
15:15-15:30 Wall of Ideas (1)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Session 4
16:00-17:15 Wall of Ideas (2) and Emerging research agenda
17:15-17:30 Closing


Keynote: Agile and rapid software development at Nokia Base Station R&D
Abstract: Merja Jokiniva has worked almost 20 years at Nokia Base Station R&D in various roles in Finland and in the USA. Her most recent role is 5G R&D Release Manager where she started at the end of 2016. As R&D Release Manager she leads content and schedule planning as well as progress follow up of Base Station SW deliveries. Before the current role, she worked seven years as a line manager of 4G R&D Program Management team and as a 4G R&D Release Manager. Earlier she has worked in Program, Product and Quality Management. Before joining Nokia, she worked for the University of Oulu several years. There her last tasks were in area of program management by teaching the graduate students and by consulting local companies in program management practices.

Merja Jokiniva

Merja Jokiniva, 5G R&D Release Manager at NOKIA

Paper presentations

  • 30 minutes slot: 20 minutes presentation + 10 minutes discussion
  • 20 minutes slot: 15 minutes presentation + 5 minutes discussion
  • 15 minutes slot: 10 minutes presentation + 5 minutes discussion

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