Vijaya Devi, fundamentally an IT professional, works at the intersection of techno-managerial processes and people processes. She consults and trains in the areas of software project management and software process improvements, and change management, team building interventions, helping project team focus on issues that are immediately relevant in improving project performance. Her training offering covers managerial, technical and people skills and her consulting practice has a facilitative approach, rather than a prescriptive or advisory approach and draws heavily on applied behavioral science. The facilitative approach helps team identify and resolve issues and make decisions and in the process becoming more effective in managing themselves. Her offerings also includes mentoring and coaching for project leaders/managers and project teams.
Vijaya Devi is an engineering graduate in Computer Science having more than 18 years of experience. Her work experience spans a public sector organization (Bharat Electronics Ltd), an Indian software giant (TCS) and a multinational organization (Hewlett Packard). She is passionate about helping and facilitating people in organizational setups to achieve their potential, both for their own growth as well as the organization's. She is also passionate about promoting a culture in organizations where mutual trust exists, people help each other and learn together to achieve excellence.She is PMI certified PMP and a CSM.
Articles I've written
Traditional and Agile Methods: An Interpretation
The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is a conceptual model used to develop information systems with well-defined phases. The phases are: user requirements definition, system requirements definition, analysis and system design, s...
Designing Agile Teams Using Socio-Technical Systems
For those that try to move from traditional development models to Agile, one of the major challenges is forming self-organizing teams. How does such a team differ from the project teams in the traditional models? Are there any design principles or theoretical frameworks that can help us go about forming such teams?