Mr. Ravichandran J.V, Vice-President, Technology OLPC India delivers lecture on "Agile Methodology" at Amity University
Date: 1/24/2013

Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amity School of Engineering & Technology (ASET) organized an informative workshop on "Agile Methodology" by Mr. Ravichandran J.V, Vice-President, Technology OLPC India at Seminar Hall, E 2 Block, Amity University, Sector-125, Noida.

 

Welcoming the distinguished speaker, Dr. K. M. Soni -Dy. Director & Head, Amity School of Engineering and Technology (ASET) expressed that the workshop would enhance the technical knowledge of students as well faculty members and motivate them to explore newer and more efficient ways of writing softwares and traditional project management.

 

Sharing his views with the gathering, Mr. Ravichandran J.V, Vice-President, Technology OLPC India apprised the students with the requirements of the industry from young professionals. He stressed that education system does not prepare the students for professional life and after being trained for 15-16 years in a particular way, they find it difficult to get attuned to the work culture of the industry where “out of the box” and creative thinking is promoted , communication is “two way” and decisions are  participative and mutual.

Dwelling on “Agile Methodology”, Prof. Ravichandran, further, said that agile technologies are all about mindset. They promote out of the box thinking but in a structured manner. Agile Technologies aim at permanent solutions to the problems with “no excuse syndrome” from managers. He stressed that Agile methodology is an alternative to traditional project management, typically used in software development. It helps teams respond to unpredictability through incremental, iterative work cadences, known as sprints. Agile methodologies are an alternative to waterfall, or traditional sequential development. Agile development methodology provides opportunities to assess the direction of a project throughout the development lifecycle. It breaks tasks into small increments with minimal planning and do not directly involve long-term planning.

The interactive session kept every student and faculty member engrossed till the last minute.


The workshop was followed by “Question and Answer Round” wherein the inquisitive students of the Institute posed a volley of questions to the speaker who answered them in detail

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Dr. K. M. Soni -Dy. Director & Head, Amity School of Engineering and Technology addressing the gathering

Mr. Ravichandran J.V, Vice-President, Technology OLPC India addressing the gathering

Students and Faculty members of Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amity School of Engineering & Technology attending the lecture session