Etienne Laverdière


Owner, Digitaltango ltd.

Location: Montreal


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster


Project management lead, senior system architect and agile practitioner. Over the past 15 years, I have lead software development teams in North America and Europe. I have worked in both large and small companies leading innovation and agility. I have the PMP, PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner), Agile Coach (ICP-ACC), Facilitator (ICP-ATF), Certified Scrum Master and Scrum Professional (CSM, CSP) designations. 

Work experience

Intact Insurance, Agile Coach
October 2013 - Present, Montreal, Québec, CA
Participating to inject Agility throughout the organisation. Usage of IBM Jazz Platform.

CGI, Team Lead
April 2013 - September 2013, Montreal, Québec, CA
As a JEE Architect and Team Lead, I had the responsibility to deliver a JEE6 project in great difficulty. I designed the overall JEE6 architecture for a 60 JSF2 web pages application. I also provided some of the strategic components to improve our velocity: Maven, Eclipse, Project structure & design, Web service/ReST clients and mocked layers using mainly Soapui and jaxws-rt. I build a Continuous Integration flow based on Jenkins, Nexus, deployed on Weblogic and Jboss. As a Scrum Master and Scrum Coach, I reinforced some agile principles working with both product owner and 15+ resources distributed between Montreal, Bangalore and Mumbai. I provided a I reinforced a TDD and Lean approach.

Groupe OnePoint, architect
January 2013 - February 2013, Paris, France
Architecture and Agile mandate to put in place a document and workflow solution for a medium sized company using a Lean Startup and Agile approach

National Bank of Canada, Team Lead
January 2012 - January 2013, Montreal, QC, Canada
January 2012 - September 2012: As a team lead for the Master Data Management project, I had the responsibility of delivering the MDM Integration in the needed time line for many clients. I started with a team of 7 resources. To meet the dead-lines, I coordinated these actions: • More than triple the size of the team in less than 3 months (7 to 27) • Put in place the work methodology based on scrum (DSM, Retrospective, Sprint planning, Kanban, etc) • Put in place a automated testing framework based on SoapUI Pro (1500+ test cases to-date) • Put in place a Continuous Integration framework (nightly build, deliver & test) • Used IBM Jazz RTC to plan each Scrum Sprint, and to use RTC as a collaborative tool (defect, requirement, stories, tasks) We improved drastically our velocity and delivered all sprints in time and in quality as designed.

SFR, Quality Of Service PM
November 2010 - December 2011, Paris, Ile-de-France, France
As the Quality of Service project manager, my role was to improve the overall quality of our deliveries and systems. Context: Team of 25 resources, High availability applications, millions hits per days, 6+ applications, Scrum methodology, releases each 2 weeks. o In my one year mandate, the Non Quality Index of our system was brought down from Red to Green : 22% to 1.90%. o Revision and analysis of all our third party quality metrics o Put in place a unified system of Performance Indicator based on AOP and Cacti. o Put in place a set of Quality Processes: SLA, Post Mortem after each release, Risk management (based on PMI), Continuous Improvement, Total Quality. o Worked with the architecture committee, and the overall SFR QoS committee.

SFR, J2EE Consultant
March 2010 - November 2010, paris, Ile-de-France
J2EE Consultant in a Scrum Team

Societe Generale, Senior J2EE Consultant
March 2007 - December 2009, paris, Ile-de-France
Software Architect for design and coding of Pre-Closing Applications Structured Financing management. Team of 10 in Paris and 5 in Bangladore, India. - General software architecture for 15 Pre-Closing software Streams: Systems interactions, Software layers, development practices, framework recommendation, Exception handling, AOP, Session life Cycle, Transaction handling, logging. Proof of Concept in Spring, Hibernate, JSF, Gigaspace, Facelet, Cache Hibernate, JMX. - Responsible for development of the Opportunity Stream in Bangalor. Training and coordination. - Design and development of layers of Pre-Closing applications involving the Opportunity Stream - Spring / Junit Technical training provided to 20+ developers (Paris and Bangalor) SGIB ITEC/CAF/LDD J2EE Design and coding for a back office application.