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Christophe Addinquy


Coach agile, Zenika

Location: Paris


Certified ScrumMaster


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Christophe Addinquy is a software professional since 1992. However, having a short experience in geology, he also has been practicing development since 1980. His professional track is a path of passion.
In the early 90’, I was involved in the object-oriented development in C++. I joined a CASE tool company in 95 to develop one of the earliest UML case tool. At this time, I also discovered the Design Patterns and the patterns community. It leads me to be involved in the patterns conferences : The EuroPLOP in 1998 (where I met Jim Coplien and Alistair Cockburn among others), with a pattern paper, and the PLOP in 1999 at Urbana Champaign, meeting some GoF guys among others and presenting a pattern language. At this time, XP discussions were already spreading around.
I really involved myself in agile in 2001, promoting XP practices in my team, working iteratively on front-officce pricing systems. In 2005, I was considered in my consulting company to lead the move to agile, Scrum beeing considered as a de facto standard. I follow a CSM course with Craig Larman.
In 2007, I join a company as back-office director, in order to lead the move to agile of the development teams (3 teams).
In was a member of the team who create the French Scrum User Group in 2008 and stay at the bureau as secretary until 2013.
In 2013 I join a consulting company as Agile Coach, helping company to reconsider their culture and the way they consider their value chain. I help them to move to Scrum, not only by implementing practices, but more importantly by understanding and living the deep implications of the agile mind set.

Work experience

Zenika, Consultant
June 2013 - Present, Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Work as consultant and trainer on agile and Lean projects

Vidal, Project Manager
June 2007 - June 2013, Issy Les Moulineaux, France

I manage 3 teams using scrums, delivering services and softwares for our internal scientific team.

Valtech, Senior consultant
June 1999 - May 2007, Paris, France
As a consultant I was involved and help many customers with UML models, C++ development and audits, agile project management (using extreme programming, then Scrum), requirements, etc... I was also a trainer on several subjects : UML analysis and design, Design Patterns, advanced C++, IT architecture, agile project management.

Softeam, Developer
March 1995 - May 1999, Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France
Member of the Objecteering developement team. Objecteering is an UML case tool, allowing modelisation and code generation (C++). I was also involved in an Objecteering pilot project.

TGA, Developer
January 1993 - February 1995, Torcy, France
Member of a small team (5 developers) in charge of the development of a firemen alert system


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