IEEE sets January professional development events

SOUTHFIELD–The Southeastern Michigan Section Chapter of IEEE will hold three professional development events in January.

All sessions are being held in Room 281 of the Engineering Center at Oakland University in Rochester.

Introduction to Agile Methods will be held Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Agile is a software development methodology to build software incrementally using short iterations, so development is aligned with changing business needs. This simple tutorial uses appropriate examples to help attendees understand agile development in a general and quick way.

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Root Cause Analysis will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. Root Cause Analysis is a technique that helps people answer the question of why a problem occurred in the first place. It uses a specific set of steps to find the primary cause or problems, in order to prevent their recurrence. This tutorial has been prepared to help beginners understand the basics of Root Cause Analysis. The instructor is Sharan Kalwani, a technology specialist with more than 25 years of experience, who holds adjunct faculty positions at several local universities and is author of the book “Linux and Internet Security.”

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Critical Thinking Skills will be held Saturday, Jan. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.  The World Economic Forum lists critical thinking among the top three skills required for executive success at work. This session is designed for students, young professionals, and aspiring managers to help them solve problems more quickly, gather and analyze information more meaningfully, and become more valuable to current and future employers.

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