AgileTour 2015 Dublin – Presentations now available for download

Following a great day of presentations, discussion and networking last Thursday, the slides from several AgileTour speakers are now available – I’ll be adding others over the coming days:

Please attribute any slides you use or modify to the original author.

Galway Agile Meet-Up 5th Oct 7pm

The Agile meetup in Galway ran out of steam a few years back. But a friend I met when delivering agile training, Xabi, has decided to give it another go! So we’re meeting 5th Oct 7pm in Galway (venue to be finalised). The format we use will depend on numbers, but if you have any ideas please get in touch!
Join the meet-up group here for updates. Hopefully see you on the 5th!

AgileTour Dublin Oct 10th 2013 – FULLY BOOKED

This conference is now fully booked – the sponsors have a limited number of reserved tickets – please contact us directly if you are looking for a ticket and we may be able to source a ticket for you.

The final program for this years AgileTour event is now available. We have limited capacity of 100 seats and we expect them to be snapped up in the next few days so REGISTER NOW.

A full 1 day conference with quality speakers, experience reports, great networking opportunities – in the center of Dublin and all for a 10 euro fee! Learn from others, share your experiences, gather tips and have some fun!

Bringing Agile to the Next Level: a free evening event Dublin 2nd Oct 5:30pm – FULLY BOOKED

ISA Skillnets are sponsoring an evening event focusing on Agile and Lean software development. 3 expert speakers will present on advanced topics of interest to organisations with some experience of applying agile or lean software development.


  • “Where Scrum Won’t Fit – Getting Agile with Kanban in IT Ops and Support” Colm O’Heocha, Agile Innovation
  • “Slow Down to Speed Up – Leveraging Quality to Enable Productivity and Speed” Fran O Hara, Inspire QS
  • “Our Scrum is Great! Our Kanban is Good. (And, our XP Practice ain’t bad.) Now What?” Steve Holyer, Neueda

Seminar Full Programme


This is a free event but booking is essential. To book a place;
Or Call: 0818 919820

Announcement: AgileTour Dublin 2013 October 10th!

Following the successes of recent tour events with increasing numbers and quality of presentations, this years AgileTour event has been extended to a full day. The provisional program has been published and is already packed with expert speakers, experience reports from companies that have gone the agile route, executive briefings and tools vendors showing off their wares! There will also be much more time for networking and sharing war-stories over coffee and lunch breaks.

Registration is now open (€10 fee) – for further details or to register just click here and join the AgileIreland LinkedIn group to keep in touch with all things agile/lean in Ireland.

Testing in Agile Environments – a double header free event in Dublin from Softtest 26th June & Belfast 27th June

1) The Bee Colony – creating a hive of activity for Agile teams
By Stevan Zivanovic

2) Test Automation – Tools and Methodologies at Spotify
By Kristian Karl

The Bee Colony – creating a hive of activity for Agile teams

The use of metaphors to better understand our everyday activities is well understood. To help question what we do and how we behave, particularly in Agile teams, the speaker will use his experience of working in Agile teams and compare this with his other passion, that of bee keeping.

Using videos of the speakers own bee colony and extrapolating the social model of a beehive, the speaker will relate these to the structure and behaviour of an Agile team.

The result is that you, as a professional tester, will have a better understanding of the dynamics of an Agile team, what behaviours you need to demonstrate and the expected outcomes and how not to get you or your team stung. In addition you will also gain a better understanding of bees!

Stevan loves to support people to achieve their best. His long career in the IT industry has taken him from a practitioner in the discipline of software testing to a management consultant; advising, supporting and enabling individuals and teams to change. He has used Agile practices to successfully deliver projects and translated these experiences to facilitate others to achieve. Other interests include Systems Thinking, Decision Theory and use of modelling techniques. Stevan now provides facilitation, training and consultancy services to a wide range of organisations enabling them to make real, sustainable and beneficial change. Stevan’s other great passion, other then his wife of course, is in beekeeping – a self-organising system that provides huge sustainable benefits to others around it. You can contact Stevan via LinkedIn.

Test Automation – Tools and Methodologies at Spotify

Test automation is a great challenge. The return of investment is often null. It can be expensive. It’s sure to hard to handle. But why do we try to do it, despite all troubles? Because, it can prove itself to be a real time saver. If done correctly.
Kristian will share his and Spotify’s experiences in the field of test tooling and methodologies. It will be all about open source tools, and Model-based testing as key success factors.


Kristian Karl has 18 years of experience in the testing business, and has during that time been given the chance to work in Telecom, Finance, Government and Startups. Even though Kristian has done White Box Testing, Functional Testing, System and Integration Testing, Acceptance Testing, his heart beats strongest for Test Automation using Model-based Testing and Performance Testing. Founder of and Test manager at Spotify since 2010.