Inspire Quality Services provides a wide range of consulting, assessment and coaching / training services designed to help organisations improve their software management and development / test processes.
Our training workshops are highly interactive and hands-on. They can be tailored to suit an organisation's specific requirements. Workshops draw heavily from the 'learning by doing' principle where practicals are based on actual project issues, thereby improving training effectiveness.
We provide comprehensive support for your Software/Test Process Improvement (SPI/TPI) programme. Consultancy activities include senior management strategic advice, planning improvement, managing change, practitioner coaching and mentoring, implementation support for key process areas and support for measurement programmes.
Our expertise enables us to assess your practices using a broad range of industry standards and models. In addition to tailored mini - assessments we also provide formal assessment services. These include SEI - authorised CMMI® assessments.
Consulting and Mentoring
How Inspire can help you improve:
Inspire provides comprehensive consulting services including:
- Assessing / benchmarking current practices to determine strengths and weaknesses
- Senior management strategic advice in the use of process improvement to support business goals such as reducing time to market, improving product quality, reducing development and maintenance costs and increasing productivity
- Planning improvement and managing organisational change
- Development of training strategies in support of the business goals
- Practitioner coaching
- Implementation of key processes
- Support for measurement programme
Inspire Quality Services can advise Management on training strategies that can:
- Maximise the buy-in from staff
- Help create momentum for change
- Maximise the transfer of skills
- And above all support the business goals and objectives
Inspire Quality Services can provide practical support in all key process areas of Software / Test Process Improvement including:
- Software Testing
- Configuration Management
- Reviews / Inspections
- The SEI Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
- Software Project Management
- Requirements Management and Engineering
Inspire Quality Services is a small professional company that can offer personal service at all times. Our consultants have achieved international recognition as leaders in their field of expertise, thus bringing leadership and credibility to your improvement initiative.
We offer a range of assessment / benchmarking services in software development and test. These services are designed to provide detailed knowledge of your current practices and issues. This knowledge is then used to determine the highest priority improvement actions.
These actions will solve your biggest development / test problems and help you achieve your business objectives (such as time to market reduction). The assessments can be tailored to suit your requirements and can be informal or formal.
The objectives of our assessments include:
- Identifying strengths and weaknesses relative to industry standard models such as the SEI CMMI® (Capability Maturity Model Integration), TMMi® (Testing Maturity Model Integration), TPI® (Test Process Improvement model), etc.
- Stimulating interest and buy-in from staff for improvements
- Helping create momentum for change
- Providing independent objective expert advice on the prioritised improvement actions required (and turning this into a project plan for the improvement programme)
- Determining extent of improvement progress
News & Events
Agile Tour 2014
Ireland's non-profit agile community conference - Dublin Oct 16 - is now taking registrations! Book early to avoid disappointment. Inspire QS is a co-sponsor and Fran O'Hara is running a workshop entitled 'Scrum - lessons from the trenches'. Programme and Registration
EuroSTAR Software Testing conference has finally come to Dublin : Nov 24-27. Fran O'Hara presenting 'Leading the transition to Effective Testing in your Agile team'. Programme and Registration
Agile Test Webinar
Fran O'Hara will present a EuroSTAR webinar on Oct 1 entitled 'Slow down to Speed up - leveraging quality for productivity and speed'. Registration.
Agile, Scrum, Lean-Kanban and ISTQB Public training schedule
(Dublin venue unless otherwise stated)
Professional ScrumMaster Level 1 exam preparation:
- Oct 29-30 (via ICS)
- On request
ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing:
- Sept 22-24 (via ISA skillnet)
- Nov 3-5 (Galway via ITAG skillnet)
- Dec 10-12
ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst:
- On request
For pricing and course information...
ISTQB Agile Testing
We hope to be accredited to deliver training leading to this new qualification in Q4 2014. See www.istqb.org for details on the qualification including syllabus and sample exam.
New TMMi® Professional Certification Training
The Testing Maturity Model integration (TMMi®) is fast becoming the defacto industry standard approach to improving your testing capability. We are now authorised to provide model training leading to the TMMi Professional Certification.
Lean/Agile funding available
Enterprise Ireland now funding Lean/Agile programmes for eligible companies.
Contact us or click here for details