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The Art Of Agile Practice: A Composite Approach For Projects And Organizations
Auerbach Publications,
January 31, 2013
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Dr. Bhuvan Unhelkar
(Principal IT/Business Consultant; Assoc. Professor of IT)
Phone: +1 (941) 404-4406, Email: bhuvan@methodscience.com
Dr Bhuvan Unhelkar (BE, MDBA, MSc, PhD; FACS; CBAP®) has extensive strategic and hands-on professional experience in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry. He is an Associate Professor of IT (lead faculty) at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM), and is the founder and Consultant at MethodScience.
Areas of expertise include:
  • Business Analysis & Requirements Modeling (Use Cases, BPMN, BABOK; helping organizations up-skill and apply skills in practice)
  • Software Engineering (UML, Object Modeling; includes undertaking large-scale software modeling exercises for solutions development)
  • Agile Processes (CAMS – practical application of composite Agile to real life business challenges not limited to software projects)
  • Corporate Agile Development (Upskilling Teams and applying Agile techniques in Practice)
  • Quality Assurance & Testing (with focus on prevention rather than detection)
  • Big Data Strategies (BDFAB –emphasis on application of Big Data technologies and analytics to generate business value)
  • Collaborative Web Services (SOA, Cloud; upgrading Enterprise Architectures based on services including developing Analytics-as-a-Service)
  • Mobile Business and Green IT (with the goal of creating and maintaining sustainable business operations)
His industry experience includes banking, finance, insurance, government and telecommunications where he develops and applies Industry-Specific Process Maps, Business Transformation Approaches, Capability Enhancement and Quality Strategies.
Dr. Unhelkar has authored numerous executive reports, journal articles and 18 books. Recent Cutter executive reports (Boston, USA) include Psychology of Agile (two parts), 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 IT professionals, forming centers of excellence and creating assessment frameworks (SFIA-based) to support corporate change initiatives. Dr. Unhelkar is an engaging presenter delivering keynotes, training seminars and workshops that combine real-life examples based on his experience, with audience participation and Q&A sessions. As a result, these industrial training courses, seminars and workshops add significant value to the participants and their sponsoring organizations as the training is based on practical experience, a hands-on approach and accompanied by ROI metrics. Consistently ranked high by participants, the seminars and workshops have been delivered globally to business executives and IT professionals notably in Australia, USA, Canada, UK, China, India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Singapore. Dr. Unhelkar is the winner of the Computerworld Object Developer Award (1995), Consensus IT Professional Award (2006) and IT Writer Award (2010). He also chaired 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. His teaching career spans teaching at both undergraduate and masters level wherein he has designed and delivered courses including Global Information Systems, Agile Method Engineering, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Business Process Reengineering, New Technology Alignment in Australia, USA, China and India. Many courses have been designed and delivered online – such as for Australian Computer Society’s distance education program, the M.S. University of Baroda (India) masters program and, currently, Software Engineering with the UML and Mobile App Development at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA. At the University of Western Sydney, he acted as principal supervisor for seven successful PhD candidates while producing research papers and case studies. His latest book is Big Data Strategies for Agile Business (Taylor and Francis/CRC Press, USA, 2017). His current industrial research interests include Big Data and business value and Business Analysis in the context of Agile. Dr. Unhelkar holds a Certificate-IV in TAA and TAE and is a Certified Business Analysis Professional® (CBAP of the IIBA).
Professional affiliations include:
  • 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 the Computer Society of India
  • Life member of Baroda Management Association (BMA)
  • Member of Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS)
  • Rotarian at Sarasota Sunrise club, 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.
Dr Bhuvan Unhelkar (BE, MDBA, MSc, PhD; FACS; CBAP®) is an accomplished IT professional and Associate Professor at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee (IT Chair). He is also Founding Consultant at MethodScience and developed mastery in Business Analysis & Requirements Modeling, Software Engineering, Big Data Strategies, Agile Processes, Mobile Business and Green IT. His domain experience is banking, financial, insurance, government and telecommunications. Bhuvan is a thought-leader and a prolific author of 18 books – including The Art of Agile Practice, and Big Data Strategies for Agile Business Taylor and Francis USA. Recent Cutter executive reports (Boston, USA) include Psychology of Agile, Business Transformation, Collaborative Business & Enterprise Agility and Agile in Practice-a Composite approach. He is a winner of the Computerworld Object Developer Award (1995), Consensus IT Professional Award (2006) and IT Writer Award (2010). He has a Doctorate in the area of “Object Orientation” from the University of Technology, Sydney, in 1997. Bhuvan is Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, Life member of Computer Society of India and Baroda Management Association, Member of SDPS, Rotarian at Sarasota Sunrise (Florida) and St. Ives (Past President & Paul Harris Fellow), Discovery volunteer at NSW parks and wildlife, and a previous TiE Mentor.
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