Dr. Bhuvan Unhelkar
(Principle IT/Business Consultant)
Bhuvan Unhelkar (BE, MDBA, MSc, PhD; FACS) has more than two decades of strategic as well as hands-on professional experience in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. Founder and Consultant at MethodScience he has mastery in business analysis & requirements modeling, (use cases, BPMN), software engineering (UML, object modeling), Agile processes (CAMS), quality assurance, collaborative web services (SOA), mobile business and Green IT. His domain experience includes banking, finance, insurance, government and telecommunications wherein he has developed and applied industry-specific process maps, business transformation approaches, capability enhancement and quality strategies.
Bhuvan prides himself on thought leadership reflected through many executive reports, journals and 17 books. Recent Cutter executive reports (Boston, USA) include Psychology of Agile, Agile Business Analysis (two parts), Collaborative Business & Enterprise Agility, Avoiding Method Friction and Agile in Practice-a Composite approach. He is also passionate about coaching senior executives, training, re-skilling and mentoring professionals (business analysts, agile practitioners, testers), forming centers for excellence and creating assessment frameworks (SFIA-based) to support these initiatives. Bhuvan's customized industrial training courses/seminars/workshops add significant value to the participants and their sponsoring organizations as they are based on practical experience, hands-on approach and accompanied by ROI metrics (Blooms). Ranked consistently high by the participants, these training have been delivered to business executives and IT professionals globally (in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, China, India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Singapore). He designed and developed a flagship Business Analysis course for the CPe program of the Australian Computer Society's distance education program which is now also part of the ACSs short programs. Bhuvan is winner of the Computerworld Object Developer Award (1995), Consensus IT professional award (2006) and IT writer award (2010). He currently chairs the Business Analysis Specialism Group of the Australian Computer Society.
Dr. Unhelkar earned his PhD in the area of "object orientation" from the University of Technology, Sydney, in 1997. Subsequently he designed many industrial as well as Masters degree courses like Global Information Systems, Agile Method Engineering, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Business Process Reengineering and New Technology Alignment and delivered them across Universities in Australia, USA, China and India. As an adjunct academic at the University of Western Sydney, he has supervised PhD research and presented and published numerous papers and case studies and authored books. He is recently authored The Art of Practicing Agile: Applying Composite Agile Method and Strategy to Real Projects (Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, USA, Jan 2013). His current industrial research interests include Business Analysis in the context of Agile and Environmentally Responsible Business Strategies. Bhuvan holds a Certificate-IV in TAA and TAE.
Bhuvan is an engaging and sought-after speaker, a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (elected to this prestigious membership grade in 2002 for distinguished contribution to the field of information and communications technology), Life member of Computer Society of India, Past President of his Rotary club in St.Ives (Paul Harris Fellow; AG), Discovery volunteer at NSW parks and wildlife, and a previous TiE Mentor.