Adrian Perreau de Pinninck holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and is knowledgeable in all parts of the software development process specifically applying Agile to R&D projects.
Adrian first studied Computer Engineering where his main interests became distributed systems and the project management methodologies. While he was studying for his Masters, he started working at a small internet consulting company and as a lab assistant for distributed programming and compiler theory. There he learned requirement analysis techniques and started to apply some of the project management techniques he had learned.
Later he worked at a software development company where he became proficient in object oriented development. His interest in methodologies took him to learn about XP and Scrum through books and articles. He introduced unit testing and TDD in the projects he worked on.
Finding it hard at the time to find a place where he could use the new practices he had discovered, Adrian accepted a position as an artificial intelligence research assistant. There he became part of a distributed team building a cutting-edge P2P system, where he improved his technical background while getting his PhD.
Adrian then got hired at a bio-tech start-up where he lead the software development team to building new products using AI techniques. He was also commissioned to drive Agile adoption, first by introducing Scrum to the development team and later Scrum and Kanban to the R&D and administrative departments.
After that Adrian became a consultant through Agilar where he trained teams at Belgacom to improve their engineering practices.
Later on he became the Agile Coach at Criteo, the fastest growing company ever in EMEA. There he lead the restructuring of the whole R&D department to achieve continuous deployment, vision alignment with product backlogs, and improving the software delivery life-cycle.
Criteo, Agile Coach
October 2012 - Present, Paris, Ille-de-France, France
Criteo is the fastest growing company ever in EMEA. In less than 5 years it has positioned itself in the major league of online software companies. It's staggering growth has brought about a challenge to scaling its agile practices in the R&D department of 150+ people.
The CTO asked me to join the team leading the restructuring initiative for the whole R&D department through as their Agile Coach. I am training and coaching all the development teams and the product managers in the use of agile methodologies.
Agilar, XP Coach
July 2012 - September 2012, Brussels, Belgium
I joined Agilar as an independent consultant to coach a team from Belgacom in using eXtreme Programming techniques within a Scrum management structure.
Intelligent Pharma, Agile Team Lead, Scrum Master
November 2010 - July 2012, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
I joined the IT department as an AI specialist and lead the team in the adoption of Scrum. Given the success I was asked to train the rest of the department in Scrum and other Agile methodologies to drive a full agile adoption at the whole company level.