Dublin (Ireland)


Thursday 18th of October


Chartered Accountants House
47 Pearse St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel: + 353 1 637 7200
Fax: + 353 1 6680842

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alistair Cockburn

One of the original authors of the Agile Manifesto. Voted in "The All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes" for his work in Use Cases and Agile Software Development Internationally renowned strategist, author of the Jolt award-winning Agile Software Development and Writing Effective Use Cases, he co-created the Agile Manifesto, the Declaration of Interdepen-dence, the Agile Project Leadership Network and the International Consortium for Agile.

Dr. Cockburn is an expert on agile development, project management, process design, use cases, and object-oriented development. Find his articles, talks, poems and other writings at

He will also run a workshop on the 19th of October More details

Call for speakers

It is Ireland’s favourite informal agile event to share experiences and exchange ideas. It has grown from 30 participants to 300 but retains a strong feeling of community. This year we will have some international speakers but retain a firm focus on our ever increasing local agile knowledge. This year Agile Tour is looking for more speakers to tell their story. Whether you are a seasoned speaker or never presented before please send us your idea for a talk.

We are looking for 35min talks or 90 min workshops/tutorials. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Agile Management & Leadership
  • Collaboration, Teams and culture
  • Agile outside IT
  • Technologies and Tools in Agile
  • Development practices
  • Testing and Quality
  • UX/UI Design in Agile
  • DevOps
  • Coaching and mentoring

The deadline for submission is extended to the 8th of June . Please email your submission to Please include your title, abstract and short bio.


Frederic OEHL:


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