Fran O’Hara

Director/Principal Consultant at Inspire Quality Services

Fran has 30 years experience in the software industry having worked in development, test, management and now consulting. Fran specialises in pragmatic approaches to lean/agile, software process improvement, quality/testing, and associated practices. For the last 10 years, his main focus has been providing agile/lean coaching, training and advisory support to organisations transitioning to agile with a
particular emphasis on agile testing.

He is a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars. Fran is a Certified/Professional ScrumMaster, Professional Product Owner, an ISTQB testing tutor at advanced level, a CMMI lead assessor and a fellow of the Irish Computer Society. He co-organises Agile Tour Ireland and co-founded the Irish SIG in Software Testing – SoftTest.

My Sessions

Workshop – Testing requirements in agile (Fran O’Hara)

Canal Café

One of the key ways a tester adds value in an agile team is to support the testing of requirements. The requirements usually take the form of epics and user stories. Some teams also create workflows, story maps, etc. to help with the bigger picture.  The tester’s role in all this is more than ‘just […]

Agile Testing