Agile Center of Excellence
The Mindtree Agile Center of Excellence (CoE) in Gainesville, Florida, is a state-of-the-art facility designed for Agile software development. Mindtree provides exceptional people, deep domain expertise and cutting-edge technology for clients looking for custom development. The CoE is where technology dreams take shape.
Home to one of the state’s leading research universities and well known for fostering innovative businesses, Gainesville was the natural place to build our center. The CoE started as a 2012 Mindtree project at the nearby University of Florida Innovation Hub. Our goal was to build a physical gathering place for university students, our clients and our engineers to experience Mindtree culture, systems and values in action while building technology solutions. We have since expanded into our own permanent space to continue this exciting work.
Culture, community and innovation under one roof
With 17,000 Mindtree Minds, we have access to experts in a range of industries and technologies. When drawing from this talent pool, it’s easy to assemble just the right team for each project. We are also available to consult with clients during all phases of a project, including brainstorming, design, development, testing, deployment and beyond. We can train a client’s IT staff to take over ownership of a new solution, or we can manage it for them.
For clients and Mindtree Minds alike, everything comes together at the Agile CoE:
Culture. We are highly collaborative. Clients can work with us in real time using teleconferencing screens throughout the center, which has an open floor plan to encourage in-person communication as well. Our senior leaders stop by the facility to meet with clients and new Mindtree Minds, checking on the progress of projects and careers.
Community. We put down roots in local communities. Our Gainesville CoE has partnered with the University of Florida and its highly rated engineering program to design a curriculum that produces graduates who are ready to work in today’s high-tech world. Mindtree Chairman Subroto Bagchi volunteers at the university and has taught classes there. We hire graduates from the University of Florida and many other schools in the state. Program leaders from the university help welcome Mindtree Minds with speeches and other events.
Innovation. By using Agile development, we can offer shorter delivery cycles so clients get to market faster, increase their return on investment and lower their risks. We bring in Agile coaches to help clients adopt—and adapt to—new methods and technologies that help ensure project success.
Expertise. Much of our ability to innovate comes from our deep domain expertise in vertical industries such as banking and financial services, consumer packaged goods, retail and media. This knowledge enables us to build Agile solutions for web, mobile, data warehousing and UI/ UX scenarios. Our approach to Agile is built around the client—we work transparently and flexibly.
A successful partnership
Together, these elements create an ideal place to help dreams become reality. The University of Florida has the expertise, resources and talent to provide businesses (and clients) like ours with a qualified talent pool and access to cutting-edge research. We draw on our expertise in Agile development and the latest IT technologies. Our clients bring their biggest ideas. It all adds up to welcoming—and realizing—endless possibilities.