Awareness Events and Briefings

Improving Your Agility – Injury-free Approaches

Duration: 9.30am Registration
Venue: ICS, Crescent Hall, Mount St. Dublin 2
Course Fee: Free Event
Discount for Corporate Members


Agile Methods deliver customer requirements through early and continuous delivery of valuable software, in contrast to the traditional approach of a long development time before implementation.

Agile Methods are also particularly designed for smaller people-oriented companies working in a dynamic environment and relying on the creativity and skill of their developers to drive company growth.

This event focuses on the pragmatic view of agile: what works and what doesn’t work. Or to put it another way: getting more agile is good for you and your team, but how can you maximise your agility without picking up career threatening injuries along the way?

Attendance at this event is free. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. The event is co-hosted with the Irish Computer Society.

The Event

The event will focus on the Agile Approach as applied in industry from four different perspectives:

Agile Projects – What’s Effective?
Ian Lawthers, Centre for Software Engineering.
Ian will give an overview of Agile Methods and explain how the Agile approach has been applied in software projects within a number of local companies. He will outline common problems and benefits when an organization implements the agile approach and how these problems can be overcome.

The Daily Scrum - does it Work?
Stewart Bourke, ABM Data Systems Ltd.
ABM Data Systems implemented the daily scrum as part of project to re-architect one of their core products. As they moved from a legacy development environment to the .NET platform, they also took the opportunity to review our development practices. Part of this was the adoption of the daily scrum, and in this presentation they will present their experiences.

Introducing an Agile Development Methodology (EVO)
James Cleere, Cylon Controls.
James will speak on how Cylon Controls implemented Tom Gilb’s Evo method. Evo (Evolutionary Project Management) is an agile method that allows frequent project feedback that reflects the actual state of the project. He will also outline how an agile approach was integrated with an existing ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

Being Agile
Dave Halpin, Centre for Software Engineering.
Step inside the head of the Agile Expert with the revolutionary new CSE tool DesignOORama. DesignOORama author, Dave Halpin shows how the tool can be used to maintain and improve your team's agility.

Event Agenda

09.30-09.45 Registration
09.45-09.50 Introduction
09.50-10.20 Agile Projects – What’s Effective?
10.20-10.50 The Daily Scrum – does it Work?
10.50-11.10 Coffee
11.10-11.40 Implementing the EVO Approach
11.40-12.10 Being Agile
1210-12.30 Panel Discussion & Wrap-up
12.30-13.00 Light Lunch
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