Julien is an active Agile Coach and the Consulting Director of OutSofting China. OutSofting China is a consulting company that provides Agile development training, coaching and consulting in China. His specialties are the business and management aspects of Agile development, with a current focus on Scrum and Lean software development.
Julien is particularly interested in the management aspects of an Agile transformation, on “building the right product” and on developing some thinking tools to help others do it. For instance, he is currently co-developing a new framework on how to effectively deliver on high uncertainty projects by using Scrum and Opportunity Engineering.
Julien is a Software Engineer with more than 10 years of software development, project management, management consulting experiences in Canada, Lebanon, Switzerland and China. He developed and led software projects for CAE Inc. (world leader in professional flight simulators) for more than 4 years in Canada during which he used eXtreme Programming practices.
Acknowledging the importance of management and “building the right product” in Software development, Julien obtained his MBA in 2006 and started as a management consultant for different companies. He continued the practice of Agile project management and Scrum during his engagements and helped different teams and organizations to be Agile.
Since he co-founded OutSofting China in late 2008, Julien has 2 main focuses:
- Expand and improve the usage of Agile development in China.
- Together with the OutSofting China consulting team, coach all the levels of development organizations to become Agile.
Julien provided presentations on Agile topics at QCon Beijing 2009, China Software Technology Conference 2009 in Beijing, Agile Tour 2009 in Chengdu, Shanghai Scrum Gathering 2010, Shanghai Scrum Forum 2010, Agile Tour Beijing 2010 and Shanghai Scrum Gathering 2011.
Julien recently presented “From Development Agility to Business Agility” at the Agile2011 conference in salt Lake City, the most important Agile conference in the world.
Articles I've written
Scrum and Agile in China
It is quite a pleasure for me to be able to introduce a little bit about how Scrum and Agile are developing in China. However first, a few words about myself. My name is Julien Mazloum. Here is a link to my SA profile. I am Canadian, p...