Getting Inventive with Agile

Inventor Ankit Kothari, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, MBA has won many national and international awards during his academic career and has also excelled in his professional IT career. He has a bachelor degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA - Finance).

Agile principles nowadays are used by many companies around the world to achieve excellence in their projects. However, it’s important to recognize that the agile principles aren’t just limited to companies--and especially the software development projects of those companies. In fact, agile principles can be applied in any field or any dimension of our lives, bringing a deep impact to our day-to-day world--and help to successfully accomplish our personal projects.

Thanks to agile principles, a U.S. patent (9,202,205) was recently granted for a revolutionary multimedia invention--one that helps to fully automate the process of requesting, collecting and sharing photos/videos for events or get-togethers.

With the help of agile principles, this invention helped solve some problems. Currently for many events, an owner/host usually has to contact invitees individually to request they take and share photos and/or videos of the event. It can often be time consuming to reach out individually to each invitee and get their confirmation. It might require multiple reminders informing photographers about the event's start and end time.

In addition, it can be a hassle if the photographers either don't share the images with the event owner in a timely manner--or if they all shared them using different methods (such as email, photo/video messaging, social …

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