Inspire Quality Services

About Inspire Quality Services

Inspire Quality Services is the new name for Insight Consulting Ltd. originally founded in 1996 by Fran O'Hara. Inspire QS provides coaching, training and expertise consultancy services in areas related to:

  • agile
  • software quality / test
  • software / test process improvement

Our strength lies in our ability to offer our clients:

  • personal, friendly service
  • flexibility
  • practical implementation

Measurable results - driven by business issues.

  • effective and lasting improvements - providing REAL Benefits

Our Clients

We work in a wide range of sectors both in Ireland and overseas. Sectors include ICT, Banking, Insurance and Financial Services, Publishing, Utilities, Transport, Government and Lifesciences.

Our Partners

Profile of Fran O'Hara

fran o'hara

Fran is Principal Consultant and founder / director of Inspire Quality Services (formerly Insight Consulting 1997-present). Previously Fran worked as Practice Manager with Sogeti Ireland (2008-2011) and was a co-founder and Practice Director of Insight Test Services (2003-2008) until its acquisition by Sogeti. Fran has over 26 years software experience working as a researcher, developer, tester, project manager, software development manager, quality management consultant and agile coach.

Fran holds B.E. and M.Sc. degrees in Electronic Engineering. He is a trained CMM lead assessor and TickIT auditor and a certified ScrumMaster. He co-founded and is ex-chairman of the Irish Software Testing SIG, SoftTest Ireland (, a fellow of the Irish Computer Society, a TMMi Foundation Director and a regular presenter at international conferences and seminars such as SEPG Europe, EuroSTAR, SPICE, BCS SIGIST, Agile Testing Days and UK Test Managers Forum. He is a qualified advanced level ISEB / ISTQB tutor and holder of a distinction at the practitioner level. He is co-author of the Rapid Performance Improvement (RPI) method - an iterative / incremental approach to business driven software process improvement.

He specialises in pragmatic approaches to process improvement, agile and associated practices. He has delivered numerous training and coaching / consulting assignments to meet specific client requirements and delivered hundreds of seminars, tutorials, workshops and courses in all aspects of software process and quality particularly agile and test related. He works directly with clients at organizational, programme and project levels to evaluate and improve practices often combining the best elements of agile and Plan-driven with supporting techniques / methods / tools.

News & Events

Latest Events

Scrum and ISTQB Public training

(Dublin venue unless otherwise stated)

ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing (2018 syllabus)
- July 9-11
- October 8-10


ISTQB Advanced Test Manager
- July 29 - August 2  

ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst
- June 25- 28  

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PSM level 1: Inspire's training for Professional ScrumMaster certification:

- upon request


Upcoming conferences/events:

- SoftTest 2019 Oct 24th Dublin  - call for speakers open

- Agile Tour 2019 Oct 1 Dublin

Sponsored by Inspire - call for speakers open 


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Latest News

ISTQB Certified Tester: Foundation Level Extension - Agile Tester

Inspire QS have been accredited to deliver training leading to this new qualification. See for details on the qualification including syllabus and sample exam.