XP 2021

22nd International Conference on Agile Software Development

Join us Online – June 14-18

Agile Turns Twenty While the World Goes Online

2021 marks 20 years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, making it a good time to reflect on the past, the present and the future of Agile. The strength of XP is the way it enables conversations and the exchange of ideas between academics and industry practitioners. After the challenges of 2020 and during these times of ongoing change it is as important as ever for us to come together and share what we have learned over the last year. Having XP online for a second year gives us the opportunity to include a global and diverse audience, and we particularly encourage participation from new contributors and new perspectives.

One Pass for 5 Days of Workshops and Programming

Make your Agile practices more effective and more productive with the latest research-backed information and data at XP 2021. This year we are offering one pass for the whole week that will provide you access to 5 days of great content. Workshops will take place on Monday and Friday, while the main conference sessions will take place Tuesday through Thursday.

XP 2021 Workshops and Sessions take place from
8:30am – 1:30pm Eastern Daylight Time | 1:30 – 6:30 PM BST  (British Summer Time) | 6:00pm – 11pm India Standard Time

XP 2021 Schedule
Agile Alliance XP 2021 Networking

Networking & Connection

XP 2021 includes multiple spaces where you can wander freely to meet people, discuss ideas in more depth, and seek help with that burning question you need answered.

A Broader Range of Voices

Join and network with Agile practitioners from around the world! This year’s XP 2021 speakers bring solid experience and diverse perspectives on starting and growing Agile inside your organization. Visit our speaker page to learn more about our range of speakers.

XP 2021 Speakers

XP 2021 Program Components

XP 2021 Research Workshops

Research Workshops

A forum for small group discussions to present and discuss results of scientific research and practice, and to explore innovative and cutting-edge topics. Full- and half day research workshops will take place on Monday and Friday, and are included in your conference pass.

Experience Reports

Authors of Experience Report share their first-hand experience of challenges faced, approaches taken, and observations and insights gained. These personal stories are are a resource to those who want perspectives on what others are doing and the lessons they have learned along the way in practicing Agile and Lean software development. Experience Reports will be published on the Agile Alliance website.

Research Papers

Presentation of research papers on topics across the full spectrum of Agile software development and broader Agile issues of interest to both researchers and practitioners.

XP 2021 Gamification

Gamification & Facilitation

Interactive sessions focused on teaching, demonstrating, and improving organizational agility, productivity, and effectiveness through fun activities and simulations, with a particular focus on remote work. These sessions are designed to foster your creativity and improve your capacity to innovate.

Industry & Practice Session

Workshops, demonstrations, and presentations based on the speaker’s experience and practice working in the industry. The theme for these sessions is how the software industry can adapt technical practices and software development techniques to help technical practitioners manage their stress levels.

Lightning Talks

Short, intense talks on experiences, opinions, and ideas on Agile topics. Join these sessions to be inspired and engage in conversations on difficult topics. These sessions are 5 minutes each followed by a 5-minute Q&A.

Virtual Poster Hall

The Poster Hall is an online space where authors display their research in the form of posters. Come learn about their most recent research ideas, findings, experiences, and challenges across Agile and Lean software development.

Open Access Publication

All peer-reviewed academic research presented at the conference will be available on the website as an open access Springer publication. We believe that research is useful to practitioners and should be shared widely, not hidden behind a paywall. There will be two publications, one before and one after the conference, containing research papers, workshop papers, and poster abstracts.

View the XP2020 Volume I and Volume II Proceedings.

Discover Agile Practices and Strategies Backed By Research!

XP is the premier Agile software development conference combining research and practice. It is a unique forum where Agile researchers, practitioners, thought leaders, coaches, and trainers get together to present and discuss their most recent innovations, research results, experiences, concerns, challenges, and trends. Whether you are new to Agile or a seasoned Agile practitioner, XP 2021 will provide an informal environment to learn and trigger discussion.