Greg Hutchings


Location: Paris France


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Greg Hutchings

In my business life, I am a consultant and coach helping to guide teams in successful software development efforts.  I teach, coach and use Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP and generally agile, iterative, collaborative methods for innovating and building products and services.  

I work with both small and very large scale distributed organizations in a variety of sectors, but especially in Financial Services, Telecommunications and Internet.   I am currently working for Valtech, with people around the world, including in France (I am Paris-based), India, China, Canada, UK, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the US, for global clients including Cross Knowledge, Societe Generale, Darty, Alcatel-Lucent, Schneider Electric and Michelin.

My practice areas have become increasingly specialized in scaling Scrum and agile, off shore, distributed and highly complex system development.  I focus very much on the human side of teams and their ecosystems, and am interested in and try to provoke changes in mindset in the leadership team, to become true servant leaders, to which I also aspire.

I live in Paris and am the father of a 4+ year old little girl who keeps me agile; you'll often find us on the weekends on our bike or in one of the many parks or cafes around Paris.  I have kept a home in the San Francisco, California area and may one day return...

My work history

I have worked for some great companies, including Valtech, ThoughtWorks, Advent Software and Franklin Templeton, and one which I co-founded and am especially proud of, Advisor Software.  I have led the development of some very interesting software and have had the privilege of working with some outstanding people, many of whom have become close friends.  If you are interested in my background please feel free to take a look at my resume

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Work experience

Valtech, multiple
May 2006 - Present, Paris, France
Valtech is the leading global agile consultancy, with offices in 8 countries, headquartered in Paris. I lead agile services at Valtech, and I work as a Scrum, Agile, Lean coach and trainer for our clients. My clients (past and present) include Agefos, Societe Generale, Louis Vuitton, Darty, Cross Knowledge, Michelin, Alcatel-Lucent and Schneider Electric. My role on an account is generally a servant leader role, which includes going to Gemba, coaching and training. In the first 3 years, from 2006-2009, most of my work was agile delivery work, including large teams of up to 100 people. In my second 3 years, from mid 2009- mid 2012, most of work is consulting large product development organizations in introducing Scrum to their teams via coaching and training, scaling Scrum and Lean, and consulting on organizational change management using agile values.

ThoughtWorks, Multiple Agile roles (cross functional)
September 2003 - December 2005, San Francisco, CA, United States
ThoughtWorks is a leading US Agile App Dev consultancy. I worked there for a little over 2 years, applying my product development and management experience to consult to clients, introducing agile development methods and delivering applications using agile methods. I worked as an Agile Project Manager, business analyst, agile team member, and client principal for several clients. I worked closely with ThoughtWorks' distributed global leadership team. My clients included the Gap, McGraw Hill, Countrywide Financial, Novell, Barclays and WYSE, among others. I taught other ThoughtWorks and client team members how to develop using agile methods in applied project environments. Technologies included Java, .NET, Oracle, and a variety of open source technologies for unit, functional and performance test automation, continuous integration and automated deployment. I took a deep dive into Agile ALM and helped Collabnet and Source Forge Enterprise product teams conceptualize their ALM products and bring them to market.