We had a guest lecture on Software Processes and Practices as used in the Software Industry at the University of Mauritius on Friday 6th April 2007, delivered by experts from Infosys Technlogies Limited, Mauritius. Mr Vinod Wakade, Operations Incharge, Infosys Mauritius was also present and has shared views and experiences with the UOM Computer Science and Information Systems students.
The Guest lecture was delivered by Mr Jimut Basa, Project Manager at Infosys Mauritius, who has more than 7 years of experience in Software Development for European Clients (UK, Switzerland, Belgium and Netherland). His presentation was mainly geared towards software engineering practices in the software industry including requirements engineering, estimation, quality management, knowledge management, and global delivery model. He has given an industry view of the different concepts and techniques discuss in the Software Engineering modules.
The presentation was followed by a few questions from UOM academics and students. Both Mr Vinod Wakade and Mr Jimut Basa was of the opinion that qualities required in order to work for Infosys is mainly analytical, problem solving, and good behavioural skills. They also commented that UOM graduates are doing very well at Infosys.
I thank both Mr Vinod Wakade and Mr Jimut Basa for the enriching presentation and for sharing their experiences with us.
Feedback from students who followed the presentation are welcomed.