Hexacta’s project manager Tomás Henseler delivered an introduction on software development methodologies in ORT, located in Belgrano, Buenos Aires.
The ever changing and expanding world of technology needs software engineers that are not only textbook-savvy, but that can also implement the skills they’ve gained over the years fast and efficiently. As part of our educational program, one of Hexacta’s objectives aims to reduce the gap between high school and young college students and the software development work environment, teaching them how the industry works and what they are expected to know before they submerge themselves in the market. On September 8th, Tomás Henseler, one of our project managers, gave an introductory lecture on software developing methodologies in ORT, a technical high school and college located in Belgrano, Buenos Aires, where over 30 Computer Engineering students participated.
In software engineering, there are different types of methodologies that one can work with in order to efficiently divide the work load into distinct phases and obtain high-quality software products. The lecture started the lecture by going through the history of software development methodology, which emerged in the 1960’s in order to develop large scale functional business systems in an age of large scale business conglomerates by organizing day-to-day work. After this, Tomás went over the main types of methologies, such as Waterfall, RUP and Agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, Software craftsmanship; how they work, their advantages and disadvantages.
In Hexacta, most of our projects are developed under agile methodologies, making us experts in the area. We were recently ISO 9001:2008 certified, which is a standard for quality management systems. Hexacta is also recognized by the Scrum Alliance as a Registered Education Provider, giving us the chance to give Certified Scrum Developer courses to businesses and private groups.
This introduction to methodologies is part of the Link Plan, which Hexacta is active member and participant of. Organized by the Unidad de Vinculación e Integración Tecnológica (Unit Bonding and Technology Integration) of the Technology Institute ORT and the Cámara de Empresas de Software y Servicios Informáticos (Chamber of Software and Computer Services, also knows as CESSI), the Link Plan was created with the purpose of connecting students with the software industry from a young age. To achieve this, a special training space was designed for the Institute to share with major companies in the software industry, thereby enhancing the student’s skills and experiences.