Events

  • Tue
    09
    Sep
    2014
    Wed
    10
    Sep
    2014

    IVI Digital Business Summit

    08:30 – 17:30

    Croke Park, Dublin


    Over this 2 day Summit IVI will provide insights into Digital Business, its impact on enterprise, and the skills and capabilities needed to succeed in the Digital Business environment.

    IVI will present practical guidance and best practice advice on how organisations can identify, acquire and improve core capabilities required to thrive as Digital Business leaders.

     

    Day One, 9th September 8:30 to 5:30 

    What is Digital Business and how is it impacting on enterprises?

    Defining digital business

    Henry Minogue, VP and Chief Information Officer, UPC

    Understanding the technologies powering digital change

    Patrick Fischer, Cisco Consulting Services 

    The role of human-centred design in the digital enterprise

    Louise, Veling, Researcher, Innovation Value Institute

    How to identify, acquire and improve capabilities for digital business  

    Martin Delaney, General Manager, Innovation Value Institute

    Panel discussion

    Henry Minogue UPC, Patrick Fischer, Cisco, David Tighe, Bank of Ireland, Louise Veling, IVI, Gar MacCriosta, Archtexx, Phil Codd, SQS, Martin Delaney, IVI

    Delivering a Digital Business: What are the key skills and capabilities required?
    Track 1: Enterprise skills response to the digital opportunity

    Addressing the skills gap dilemma

    Clare Thornton and Eileen Doherty, Researchers, IVI

    The digital capability and skills dilemma for CIOs

    Paul Dunne, CEO, Digital Skills Academy

    Delivering a digital business requires new leadership capabilities

    Matt Craig, Head of Performance and Value Management at BNY Mellon

    The skills balance dilemma    

    Andrew Agerbak, The Boston Consulting Group

    Panel discussion

    Matt Craig, BNY Mellon, Paul Dunne, Digital Skills Academy, Mary Cleary, ICS, Andrew Agerbak, Boston Consulting Group, Clare Thornton, IVI, Eileen Doherty, IVI

    Track 2: Designing Governance and Risk Agility in the digital age

    Re-thinking leadership and governance in a digital world

    John Thorp, The Thorp Network

    New governance demands created by disruptive technologies    

    Dan Stavola, IT Performance Improvement Specialist, EY

    Digital risk management and data protection

    John Ghent, Sytorus and Innovation Value Institute

    Panel discussion

    John Thorp, The Thorp Network, Dan Stavola, EY, John Ghent, Sytorus, Hugh Jones, IVI

    Day Two, 10th September 8:30 to 1:30

    The second day of the Summit is a half day series of collaborative workshops focusing on the key Digital Business topics. Each workshop will be led by a subject matter expert providing latest thinking and research on the topic followed by a facilited collaborative discussion with participants.
    Workshop topics include: 

    Digital risk management and data protection

    Sytorus and IVI

    Managing enterprise capability

    Bearing Point and IVI

    Managing digital ecosystems

    TNO

    Managing Agility

    EY

    Impact of digital on business

    Boston Consulting Group

    Software Quality Assurance

    SQS

     

    For more information click here.

  • Wed
    10
    Sep
    2014

    Re-Writing the Rule Book on Knowledge Management

    8.30-10.30

    Microsoft Head Offices, Sandyford, Dublin


    Managing knowledge in a business has always been tough but recently it’s got a lot tougher.  The amount of information available has sky rocketed and so too have the formats, places and headspaces that it comes in.  Complexity around how we gather, organise and effectively use what we have got has magnified to the point where most of us are scratching our heads trying to figure out what to do.

    Storm has teamed up with Paul Culmsee  – Australian based information management strategist, SharePoint guru, award winning author to run a seminar in September.

    Key issues on the agenda are:

    - Avoiding the ‘what happens when Jeff leaves’ brain drain crisis
    - Tapping in to ‘what’s in the head’ and turning it into usable assets for the business
    - Bringing a halt to the revolving cycle of ‘re-inventing the same wheel’
    - Stopping the nonsensical repetition of costly mistakes

    What we will talk about are new approaches, techniques and tools that can be used within your organisation to help better leverage your existing knowledge stores and intellectual capital all using SharePoint.

    To book your place now simply e-mail rturley@storm.ie

  • Wed
    10
    Sep
    2014

    Women in Tech lunch


    KBC bank boardroom at 4 Lapps Quay, Cork


    The second it@cork Women in Tech lunchtime event will take place on 10 September in the KBC bank boardroom at 4 Lapps Quay, Cork.  

    At this event Sinead McSweeney will discuss her current role at Twitter, as well as her career to date including her role as director of communications for An Garda Síochána and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

    The Women in Tech event series was recently shortlisted by Chambers Ireland for an Excellence in Local Government Award. The nomination recognised the important contribution towards supporting women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sectors of the Cork City Council supported it@Cork event series.

    See www.itcork.ie for registration and information.

  • Fri
    12
    Sep
    2014
    Fri
    10
    Oct
    2014

    ICS: IVI Autumn Summit


    Croke Park Conference Centre


    The 2014 IVI Autumn Summit will be hosted at the Croke Park Conference Centre.

    A two-day gathering of CIOs from top global companies who come together to gain and share new insights on how the IT-CMF is helping IT organisations realise greater business contribution and value.

    Through keynote presentations, panel debates and company showcases, participants enhance their understanding of how the IT-CMF is changing the way IT organisations are measured and managed.

  • Fri
    12
    Sep
    2014
    Sun
    14
    Sep
    2014

    DCU Hackathon


    DCU, Glasnevin, Dublin


    PCH International, the company that designs custom manufacturing solutions for startups and Fortune 500 companies, announced today that it will host Ireland’s first dedicated Hardware Hackathon in partnership with the Dublin City University (DCU) Innovation Campus.  The two-day weekend event, taking place at DCU’s new Innovation Campus in Glasnevin, Dublin from September 12–14, will bring together makers, and Internet of Things (IoT) hardware enthusiasts to conceive and prototype connected devices.

    The Hackathon will have capacity for approximately 100 participants, including: entrepreneurs, product designers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, developers and makers from across Ireland. Participants are encouraged to get creative and collaborate from concept stage to final pitch, aiming to develop innovative solutions and potentially create the next big thing in hardware.

    The event will begin with attendees proposing ideas and forming teams. Participants can pitch their product ideas to the crowd and attract attendees to join their team. After the best ideas are voted on, the participants will work together in teams over 46 hours, starting after the pitches at 7.30pm on Friday, and working until the final presentation at 5.30pm on Sunday.

    As well as offering assistance in developing ideas and articulating their vision, PCH and DCU Innovation Campus will provide each team with prototyping equipment including Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits with IoT connectivity solutions by Spark, BodyTrace and MbientLab. Intel will provide Galileo microcontroller boards and Irish company LayerLabz will offer 3D printing solutions. Teams will demonstrate their completed prototypes to a panel of judges including representatives from DCU, PCH, AIB, Cisco, Tyndall Institute, Design Partners and Frontline Ventures.

    The Hackathon will conclude with a panel discussion at 7pm on Sunday focused on how startups and multinationals and other stakeholders can ensure that Ireland is a leading hub for the IoT.

    For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dublin-hardware-hackathon-tickets-11974651505?ref=estw

  • Mon
    15
    Sep
    2014

    E-discovery project management


    Espion Training Centre, Sandyford, Dublin.


    With research giant Gartner forecasting that revenue in the enterprise e-discovery software market will grow from $1.8 billion in 2014 to $3.1 billion in 2018, and that revenue growth of approximately 15% is expected because of increasing volumes of litigation and regulatory investigation, it is critical that those in the corporate and legal arena understand the impact of this increasingly ubiquitous technology.

    Espion has designed this one-day course in line with e-discovery best practices to teach attendees how to respond correctly to an eDiscovery request in order to maximise the efficiency of response and minimise the costs involved. This course is ideally suited for HR, IT and Legal Departments who may have some involvement in eDiscovery or who may need to react to an e-discovery request within their organisation.

    To register, visit http://www.espiongroup.com/product/ediscovery-project-management-1

    Price: €695

  • Wed
    17
    Sep
    2014

    Spatial Big Data Roadshow


    Guinness Storehouse, Dublin


    The Spatial Big Data Roadshow will be taking place on the afternoon of 17th September at the Guinness Storehouse. The event aims to provide attendees with the knowledge and understanding to take their organisation forward and reap the benefits of the new era of Spatial Big Data.

    The keynote will be given by Colin Bray, Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey Ireland.  He is a highly experienced leader with a solid understanding of change management, relationship management, surveying, mapping and technology gained over twenty years in the industry.  He is a member of the Public Service CIO Council and a Director of EuroSDR (European Spatial Data Research organisation), having served as President of Commission 4 on Core Geospatial Databases.

    This event will also provide attendees with the opportunity to network with leaders and peers in Spatial Big Data and get a deep dive into 1Spatial’s Management Suite and  other products and offerings.

    Come along and:

    • Find out about the Spatial Big Data trends from industry experts and specialists
    • Hear from 1Spatial’s experts about our latest product and service offerings, including a demonstration of 1Spatial Management Suite
    • Network with peers and experts across the industry and hear from Colin Bray, chief executive, Ordnance Survey Ireland

     

    For more information and to register, go to www.1spatial.com/roadshow

  • Wed
    17
    Sep
    2014

    FlowForma BPM briefing

    9.30 – 1pm

    The Convention Centre, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1


    Is your organisation struggling with manual forms and inadequate process management? Do you want to streamline everyday business processes fast? If so, you might be interested to find out what our business process management tool FlowForma BPM can do for your organisation. Join us on 17 September to meet our team of experts and speak with our customers. Our demonstrations will show how this product drives efficiencies across the entire organisation, from finance and IT to human resources. So why not come along with relevant business managers from your organisation?

    What is FlowForma BPM?

    Designed with business analysts in mind, FlowForma BPM is a business process management tool, which combines forms, workflow and document generation in one easy to use product. Designed to help organisations simplify business process management, FlowForma BPM allows organisations to easily automate any process, delivering operational efficiency, business visibility, and agility.

    Programme
    09:30     Registration and Light Breakfast
    10:00     Introduction and Welcome
                   John Purdy, CEO, Ergo

    10:10     FlowForma BPM Overview
                    Neil Young, Head of Product Development, FlowForma

    10:30     Demonstration of FlowForma BPM 3.3 Features & Functionality
                   Demonstration of new features in FlowForma 3.3
                   Neil Young, Head of Product Development, FlowForma
                   Coman Burke, Pre-Sales Consultant, Ergo

    11:10     The Customer’s View: St Bartholomew’s Hospital (UK)
                   Shaun Wilde, Director, Think Associates

    11:30     Reporting from FlowForma – SQL
                   David Kernan, Data Services Lead, Ergo

    11:45     FlowForma Vision & Roadmap
                   Neil Young, Head of Product Development, FlowForma

    12:00     Q&A

    12:20     Lunch
     
    Register at http://www.flowforma.com/Pages/EventRegistration.aspx?eid=1

  • Mon
    22
    Sep
    2014
    Wed
    24
    Sep
    2014

    ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing

    09:00

    Dublin


    This comprehensive introduction to software testing training programme has been accredited by the Irish Software Testing Board (ISTB) and covers the syllabus for ISEB/ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing.

    Participants take the ISTQB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing exam as part of the programme.

    Those attending the course will learn:

    • The fundamental principles of Software Testing 
    • How testing fits into the development lifecycle 
    • The importance of test process, objectives, techniques and tools 
    • Essential functional and non-functional test methods 
    • Basic test design and measurement techniques 
    • Fundamental test management principles 
    • How to select and implement tools effectively

    This course is suitable for quality analysts, testers, developers, systems analysts, project leaders, data administrators.

    ISTQB/ISEB Foundation Certificate in Software Testing

    Attendees are expected to be ‘software knowledgeable’ with some minimal amount of software testing experience.

     

    Network Member Subsidised Fee €690.00

    Non-member Full Fee  €850.00

     

    www.isa-skillnet.com/course/41/istqb-foundation-in-software-testing

  • Thu
    25
    Sep
    2014

    Bringing the Digital Disconnect


    Croke Park, Dublin



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    ReachOut.com (an initiative of Inspire Ireland) will host the 2nd annual international Technology for Well-Being conference on Thursday, 25 September 2014 in Croke Park, Dublin.

    This year’s theme is “Bridging the digital disconnect”

    We are now calling for abstracts from interested researchers, service providers and students. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to research@inspireireland.ie
    by Friday, 1 August 2014.

     

    Who will be attending

    Panel discussion at T4WB 2013 conference
     

    The Technology for Well-Being Conference will be attended by a mix of service providers, policy makers, health managers, the technology sector, researchers, media, students and interested members of the public.

     

    Selected conference topics

    • Selected conference topics
    • Innovation in technology and mental health
    • Social media and mental health
    • Suicide prevention and the internet
    • Mental health promotion / public messaging online
    • National policy in technology and mental health
    • Good practice in the safe delivery of online mental health services
    • Crisis response protocols
    • Technology, cybersafety and young people
    • Youth participation and engagement with online interventions.
     

    How to submit an abstract

    Abstracts should include the presentation title, name(s) of author(s) and relevant affiliation.

    The Conference Steering Group will review abstracts and authors will be notified of our decision by Friday, 15 August. Papers chosen will aim to reflect the range of conference topics. Presentations will include a mix researcher-led and practitioner-led presentations.

     
      ReachOut.com
       

    Research based on accepted abstracts will be presented at one of the conference parallel sessions. Presentations should be 15 minutes in duration.

    All enquiries to: research@inspireireland.ie / +353(0)1 7645666

  • Mon
    29
    Sep
    2014
    Thu
    02
    Oct
    2014

    Fourth Annual (ISC)2 Security Congress

    08:00

    Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


    (ISC)²  the  not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals with nearly 100,000 members worldwide, today announced delegates can now register for its fourth annual Security Congress, to be held September 29 – October 2, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga., U.S.A. at the Georgia World Congress Center.

    The fourth annual (ISC)² Security Congress will be co-located with the ASIS International 2014 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2014), providing opportunities for security professionals from many disciplines to network and collaborate while learning about new security technologies and keeping up with the latest industry threats and trends. The two events will be held together at the Georgia World Congress Center, providing attendees with professional development opportunities that span both traditional and cybersecurity landscapes.

    Congress will focus on strengthening cybersecurity defenders with knowledge, connections, and tools, with more than 200 educational sessions, numerous special events, and an exhibit floor showcasing more than 700 product and service providers. The colocated events will bring together over 25,000 security professionals from multiple disciplines, making this the most comprehensive education and networking event in the security industry. Security experts from around the world will present educational sessions on timely security solutions and up-to-date intelligence for the traditional security or cybersecurity practitioner.

    Key conference tracks include:
    • Cloud Security
    • Swiss Army Knife
    General topics of interest in Information Security
    • Application Security/Software Assurance
    • Mobile Security & Social Networking
    • Governance, Regulation & Compliance
    • Malware
    • Professional Development
    • Digital Forensics
    • Healthcare Security

    “This important annual event has grown significantly since it was introduced in 2011,” said W. Hord Tipton, CISSP, executive director of (ISC)². “Last year, Security Congress attracted over 1,200 attendees, and the numerous (ISC)2 members I spoke with were impressed by the caliber of both the presenters and sessions. Their satisfaction was also reflected in the feedback we received from the 90 high quality educational sessions that received an overall score of 5.23 out of a possible 6.0 by conference attendees. The 2014 event will offer even more compelling education, networking, and career development opportunities, including new conference tracks in healthcare security, digital forensics and professional development.”

    The programme will also feature pre- and post-conference training, including two-day courses for (ISC)²’s Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Cloud Forensics, Big Data, Access Controls/Defense in Depth, End Point Security, Managerial Experience BCP/DRP, Identity & Access Management, and Healthcare Security. (ISC)² will also provide free, half-day credential clinics suited to current skills and career paths for those considering becoming (ISC)²-certified, as well as a Career Pavilion that offers attendees career advice and resources, and the opportunity to engage with professional recruiters, universities, and potential employers on site. Congress attendees will be given the opportunity to connect face-to-face with peers from diverse backgrounds and interests, sharing experiences and exchanging ideas at daily networking luncheons.

    (ISC)² members will have opportunities to attend exclusive member events, including a networking reception and Town Hall Meeting. The Town Hall Meeting gives (ISC)² members the chance to pose questions to a panel consisting of (ISC)2 executive staff, the Board of Directors, and other organisational leaders. Members interested in becoming a volunteer for (ISC)²’s Safe and Secure Online programme will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive volunteer orientation session.

    (ISC)² members are eligible for special discounted pricing. For more details and to register, click here.

  • Mon
    29
    Sep
    2014

    ICS: Spreadsheet Management & Controls

    6-7.30pm

    ICS, 87-89 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4


     

    This session outlines current concerns about risks from the uncontrolled use of spreadsheet-based information systems.Real statistics on error rates are presented which will provide IT auditors with evidence when making their case for better control.Good practices are presented for error detection, correction, and prevention. These are appearing in new syllabuses for skills certification.

    The session will cover how to assess risk in the context of spreadsheet criticality, and a process of high level and detailed reviews. After completing this session, the participant will be able to:

    • Understand the real incidence of spreadsheet errors
    • Recommend good practice in spreadsheet development and control
    • Assess risk, Scope a test plan, ask penetrating questions, recognize indicators of good practice
    • Understand Spreadsheet Management processes and end-user certification standards
    • Be aware of software tools for spreadsheet audit efficiency
       

    It will be concluded with a review of software tools on the market to facilitate the audit process.

    Speaker: Patrick O’ Beirne

    Patrick is Managing Director of Systems Modelling Limited (sysmod.com) since 1981. His current focus is spreadsheet systems modelling and auditing services as well as training and development. He is occasional chair of the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG), a committee member of SoftTest Ireland, and a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. He has advised two certification bodies on the content of a syllabus for a new certification in good spreadsheet practices. He is the author of “Spreadsheet Check and Control” (Systems Publishing, 2005, ISBN 190540400X) and the developer of the XLTest spreadsheet auditing Excel addin.

  • Mon
    29
    Sep
    2014

    OFFSITE 2014

    9am – 3pm
    Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Cork

    The OFFSITE event agenda aims to support businesses in West Cork, and to encourage and drive technology startups, and also those wishing to embrace digital activities for business success. The event presents a platform to network, make connections, establish relationships and receive advice and support from industry leaders in technology.

    OFFSITE will include panel discussions and presentations from some of the most successful businessmen and women in Ireland including Joanne Casey of Glometrics, who will give insights into effective strategies for Google Adwords; Newsweaver’s denise cox will discuss the power of e-mail marketing while Aoife Rigney will breakdown social media for businesses.

    The event will also have speakers from international and indigenous digital enterprises including Fabien Peyaud, co-founder of Herdwatch, the cloud-based ‘mobile CRM for cows’ and Pat Phelan of Trustev the hugely successful online fraud protection service startup which was named “hottest global start-ups of 2013″ by Forbes magazine.

    Julia Lynes, Director of EazyCity will cover hospitality and tourism and talk about making your business model work nationally and then internationally.

    Tickets are available at www.offsite.ie.   

  • Mon
    29
    Sep
    2014

    Scala Executive Programme: Discovering customer requirements


    Radisson Blue Hotel, Dublin 8


    Scala Executive, a series of 4 workshops being held in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Dublin, commences in September 2014 and finishes in February 2015. Each course centres on key product management areas which will help drive revenue growth, increase profitability and shorten the sales process.

    The first workshop in the series Discovering Customer Requirements on 29 September will be delivered by Ellen Gottesdiener, well-known author and expert in product management.

    Gottesdiener is an influential coach and works with clients including Cisco, ESPN, Microsoft, Telecom New Zealand and Verizon.

    Ellen’s most recent book, Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis provides an essential planning and analysis practices needed to collaboratively deliver high value products.

    Discovering Customer Requirements is suited to people in the following job roles:
     
    •    Business analysts
    •    Product managers
    •    Product owners
    •    Project managers
    •    Testers
    •    User experience practitioners
     
    The course is highly interactive and attendees will learn how to explore, evaluate and confirm customer requirements in order to make smart product decisions.

    For more information visit http://www.isa-skillnet.com/course/83/scala-executive-product-management—discovering-customer-requirements/

  • Tue
    30
    Sep
    2014

    Data Edge Seminar: Deploying Synchronisation in LTE Networks

    8am – 1pm

    Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin


    Data Edge will host a seminar called ‘Deploying Synchronisation in LTE Networks’ in Citywest hotel on Tuesday, 30 September 2014.

    Packet synchronisation technologies are critical to the roll-out of ethernet backhaul networks, which are required for the successful deployment of LTE. This is of particular significance in Ireland as the leading mobile carriers are currently implementing 4G networks. Correct optimisation and synchronisation of LTE 4G networks is essential in order to improve speeds and reduce costs, complexity and data delays.

    This seminar aims to provide network engineers, planners, architects and managers with responsibility for deploying LTE technologies in Ireland with the very latest information and insights on synchronisation standards, deployment, testing, management and network optimisation.

    The keynote presentation will be given by leading industry expert Tim Frost from Calnex, a world leader in test and measurement solutions. Tim has several patents in the area of synchronisation and circuit emulation. He has also held several roles on international standards bodies such as the Small Cell Forum, Metro Ethernet Forum, ITU-T and IETF.

    Other industry experts speaking at the event include Simon Butcher from Microsemi, a leading global supplier of synchronisation and timing solutions to telecoms providers, and Adam Paterson from Calnex.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry peers and the international speakers. A complimentary lunch is included in this free event.

    To register, e-mail Carol Glynn at cglynn@dataedge.ie or call her on 01 2866777.

  • Tue
    30
    Sep
    2014

    Deploying Synchronisation in LTE Networks

    08:30 – 13:00

    Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin


     Data Edge will host a seminar called ‘Deploying Synchronisation in LTE Networks’ in Citywest hotel on Tuesday, 30th September 2014. 

    Packet synchronisation technologies are critical to the roll-out of ethernet backhaul networks, which are required for the successful deployment of LTE. This is of particular significance in Ireland as the leading mobile carriers are currently implementing 4G networks. Correct optimisation and synchronisation of LTE 4G networks is essential in order to improve speeds and reduce costs, complexity and data delays. 

    This seminar aims to provide network engineers, planners, architects and managers with responsibility for deploying LTE technologies in Ireland with the very latest information and insights on synchronisation standards, deployment, testing, management and network optimisation. 

    The keynote presentation will be given by leading industry expert Tim Frost from Calnex, a world leader in test and measurement solutions. Tim has several patents in the area of synchronisation and circuit emulation. He has also held several roles on international standards bodies such as the Small Cell Forum, Metro Ethernet Forum, ITU-T and IETF. 

    Other industry experts speaking at the event include Simon Butcher from Microsemi, a leading global supplier of synchronisation and timing solutions to telecoms providers, and Adam Paterson from Calnex. 

    Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry peers and the international speakers. A complimentary lunch is included in this free event. 

    To register for this seminar: email Carol Glynn at cglynn@dataedge.ie or call her on 01 2866777. 

  • Fri
    10
    Oct
    2014

    1-Day Agile Estimating and Planning Training in Ireland

    08:00

    Dublin


    One of the most important aspects of agile development training is estimating and planning. Yes, these are important, even for agile software development. Although agile is a fluid and iterative process, that doesn’t mean that planning doesn’t have a place in its programming and project management.

    Despite the many worthless plans that we’ve all seen—which may make us want to skip planning altogether—this Agile Estimating and Planning Training will demonstrate that it’s possible to create accurate project plans useful for programming testing—and projecting forward from 6-9 months. Our Agile Estimating and Planning Training will teach you how to create practical, useful and reliable plans for your software development projects.

    If your crew view planning as something to be avoided, or your organization uses plans as something to hold against development crew, this popular estimating and planning course can help your company break both of those attitudes and cycles.

    Attendees will leave with a solid understanding and experience of agile release and iteration planning. The course also looks at various approaches to estimating including unit-less points and ideal time. The class will present four specific techniques for deriving reliable estimates, including how to use the popular Planning Card technique and other techniques that dramatically improve a project’s chances of on-time completion.

    By using this approach to estimating, crew learn to answer the ever-challenging questions that plague every development crew: “When will we be done?” and “How soon can we have all of these features?”

    PMPs: This course counts for 7.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

    You Will Learn

    • How to create an accurate and useful project plan
    • The importance of estimating size and deriving duration
    • The differences between story points and ideal time
    • The advantages of an abstract measure of size
    • Techniques for creating estimates
    • When and how to re-estimate
    • How and when to perform release and iteration planning
    • Tips for communicating about estimates and plans

    What You Get

    • High quality training from an industry expert
    • A light breakfast buffet, a lunch, an afternoon snack, and continuously replenished drinks
    • A printed copy of the course materials

    Course Outline

    The Purpose of Planning, Estimation Units, Desirable attributes, Estimate size, derive duration, Estimating in story points, Estimating in ideal time, Debating the merits, Techniques for Estimating, Triangulation, Effort vs. accuracy, Planning Card, Re-estimating, Three re-estimation scenarios, Sprint Planning, Velocity-driven, Commitment-driven, Release Planning, How to estimate velocity, Velocity as a range, Predicting project

    For more details log-on to: MyAgilePreparation

    Pricing & Registration Details:

    Workshop price: EUR 549 || Early Bird price: EUR 449 || Early Bird Date: 04th Sep, 2014

  • Thu
    16
    Oct
    2014

    itSMF Ireland Conference

    09:00

    Lansdowne Rugby Club, Dublin 4.


    The  itSMF Ireland will hold a full day conference on Thursday 16 October 2014 in the Lansdowne Rugby Club, Dublin 4.

    The conference provides an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues from the IT Service Management community and hear industry experts speak on the topics outlined below.

    Speaker

    Topic

    Kaimar Karu, Axelos

    Axelos approach to ITSM and ITSM roadmaps

    Dr Don Page, Marval Group

    Supplier Management

    Ian MacDonald, Co-Operative Group

    How assessment and benchmarking techniques were used to drive CSI and how this was applied to capacity management at the Co-operative Group

    Cath Bartlett,  Dyson

    Suck it and see? Ingredients for great supplier relationships

    Vawns Guest, Virgin Media

    Inter active Incident & Problem Management

    Mark Hipwell & Martin Goble

    “It’s a journey, the future of supplier management…?” Service integration at Jaguar Land Rover

    Martin Delaney, IVI

    The IT Capability Management Framework (IT CMF)

    Fran Davern,itSMF

    Industry Awards Ceremony

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    In addition, the winners of the inaugural itSMF Ireland Industry Awards for excellence in IT Service Management will be announced.

    This conference is open at an early bird price of €50.00 to members and €100.00 to non-members. This fee includes a full lunch. There is a 10% discount for bookings of 5 or more.

    To book your place at the conference and for more information visit www.itsmf.ie/conference.html 

    For more information on the itSMF Ireland Industry Awards for excellence in IT Service Management visit: www.itsmf.ie/awards.html  

  • Mon
    08
    Dec
    2014
    Wed
    10
    Dec
    2014

    (ISC)2 Inaugural Security Congress

    09:00

    Bloomsbury Hotel, London


    The inaugural (ISC)²Security Congress EMEA takes place from 8 to 10 December 2014, a The Bloomsbury Hotel in London.

    Submission are now open with a closing date of 4 July.

    Set to the overall theme of strengthening cybersecurity defenders, the congress is open to all interested industry professionals. Building on the experience of the US-based (ISC)2 Security Congress, now in its fourth year, the EMEA congress will offer a comprehensive seminar programme, over five focused tracks, a pre-conference day of training workshops, and special interest sessions, along with a gala dinner. Keynotes and plenaries will be complemented by a broad review of current industry concerns in the following tracks: governance, risk & compliance; mobile security; human factor; architecture; and data security.

    The EMEA congress 2014 is the latest development in (ISC)2′s global event programme, which currently includes 14 one-day (ISC)2 information and software security events held in major cities throughout EMEA.

    For presentation submission requirements and to learn more, please visit: www.EMEAcongress.isc2.org


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