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Patrick Sarfati
Agile Coach and Trainer at SOFT METHOD ENGINEERING.
Nice, France


BIO Patrick Sarfati

Patrick has 22 years experience in Training and Coaching as International Consultant in Software Methodologies  with 12 years Agile SCRUM, Kanban and eXtreme Programming

Patrick has successfully driven the first worldwide CMMI Certification for HP Software in 2005 including Scrum and eXtreme Programming in it to improve agility, quality, productivity and team accountability

Member of the Scrum Alliance, Patrick is eXtreme Programming Coach and Trainer since 2003,  Scrum Coach and Trainer since 2005, and Licensed Trainer for Management 3.0 since 2013

Patrick is speaker at several important Agile events such as Agile Tour , Scrum Alliance Global Scrum Gathering, ScrumDay, French SUG events ,...

Patrick has founded and is the organizer of the regular Meetup of the French Scrum User Group in Sophia Antipolis since Jan 2014 (4 years), the Meetup Paris which gathers 1000 registered participants in one year of existance and recently the meetup Aix-en-Provence

Patrick is working tightly with Alistair Cockburn, Agile Manifesto co-author and CST, to organise Coaching retreat, trainings and conferences

Patrick has successfully trained and coached several hundreds of Scrum masters and scrum team members in France, England, Germany, Belgium and is familiar with coaching and training people multicultural :  India,  China, USA, Europe.

Patrick Agile Coaching proved to be very efficient on Projects cross-sites, cross-country, helping to handle the complexity of software developments and deliver on time, in budget with high level of predictability, for all project scales, from few man years to several hundreds of man year project size

Patrick has provided long missions for major IT companies such as Amadeus, HP, ALCATEL LUCENT, SCHLUMBERGER, BMC Software, …


Work Experience

SOFT METHOD ENGINEERING, Agile Scrum Coach and trainer for and 3DVIA Dassault Systemes
2017-07-03 - Present, Nice, Alpes Maritimes, FR
Currently : Lead Agile Transformation Coach for the companies 3DVIA-Dassault Systèmes and SCRUM, eXtreme Programming, Management 3.0 Licensed Trainer, Leading large AGILE Transformations Scaling Scrum on XXL Projects Coaching and Training Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Managers in Europe Rescue of large cross-continent projects with Agile/ Scrum Coaching and training Managers and Top Managers towards Agility
SOFT METHOD ENGINEERING, Lead Agile Scrum Coach and trainer for HSBC
2016-07-01 - 2017-06-30, Paris la Defense, FRANCE, FR
Lead Agile-Scrum Coach on Digital Projects Bank and Assurance Training of 100 Senior Managers Training of 100 Scrum Masters, product Owners and Team members Coaching of 6 Agile-Scrum Teams (cross funct, end to end from MKT to accept tests) After few months coaching the results are : - on time, frequent deliveries - increased teams motivation - increased productivity - 3 of the main projects Coached received a price : HSBC 2017 Agility Price; 2017 IT Price. Starting creation of an Agile community of Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Agile Managers with regular BBLs.
SOFT METHOD ENGINEERING, Agile Scrum Coach and trainer for Amdocs and Pro BTP
2015-07-01 - 2016-06-30, NICE, Alpes Maritimes, FR
External Agile Coach and trainer for Pro BTP and Amdocs companies I supported the transition to Scrum of several teams of the company Pro BTP Although the work in a small pension fund for building workers is not so fun, and the average age in some teams is not very young, we could with Scrum increase significantly hapiness at work and get a High level of engagement (through empowerment and application of Scrum framwork) As usual, I started by training the full Scrum Team, Managers and stakeholders to Scrum and Agile values and principles Then I did some A to Z Scrum coaching , accompanying the Scrum teams step by step for each Scrum Event, and coaching individually the product Owner and Scrum Master to fully satisfy their roles and responsibilities, ensuring the artifacts ( user stories, product backlog ) were ready This Agile Scrum mission was a full succes
SOFT METHOD ENGINEERING, Scrum Agile Coach and Trainer
2014-01-06 - 2015-06-30, Nice Sophia Antipolis , FRANCE, FR
Agile Coach and trainer for Amadeus RDM (VP: Christophe Bousquet) Working for Lionel Martig, associate Director Coaching several Scrum Teams in the domain of airline IT reservation
SOFT METHOD ENGINEERING, Scrum Coach and Trainer
2012-07-02 - 2013-12-31, Antwerp, ,
Coach, Trainer, Consultant, Speaker AGILE– SCRUM – EXTREME PROGRAMMING - PROJECT MANAGEMENT Coach Supporting Agile Transformation of Amadeus Antwerp (XSAT). Scrum Training to all Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Team Members and Management. And Specific Trainings 'Agile for Managers' to Line Managers and Top Management. Coaching and accompaniment. Scrum of Scrum, 4 Scrum Teams, Each Scrum Team is cross functional (Analysis, UI, BE, QA). Monitoring of Productivity and Predictability, based on velocity measurement: increase by 50%. Teams empowered, and using fully Scrum Framework In parallel several missions of Scrum training and Coaching for Start-Ups. Training and Coaching of several Projects of Amadeus Nice. Productivity doubled in 2 months. Training eXtreme Programming in Practice to BMC Software Sophia Antipolis / France. 'Agile Management' Workshop to 80 Managers and Scrum Masters (65% Managers and top Managers). Scrum Master of an ISO 9000 Compliance Project from January 2013 up to Dec 2013. Speaker at Agile Tour Päris/ France Nov 2012 @Microsoft. Speaker at Global Scrum Gathering Paris/ France September 2013. Speaker at French Scrum User Group Paris / France Nov 2013 @Google. Speaker at Agile Tour Sophia Antipolis / France Dec 2013. Founder and organizer of the French Scrum User Group in Sophia Antipolis.
SOFT METHOD ENGINEERING, Scrum Coach and Trainer (for Amadeus Airline IT)
2010-03-01 - 2012-06-29, Sophia Antipolis, ,
 2010: Scrum Coaching for Amadeus on AMEX Cross Continents Project (~250 man/years, France, USA and India) by implementing SCRUM process, and harmonized monitoring process  2011-2012: Training and coaching Scrum to more than 300 Engineers, Coaching of over 30 SCRUM Teams.  Coaching Key Projects to reach their goal (Schedule, Cost, Quality) with SCRUM  SCrum Training and Coaching for NUMARA Software Company, France/ Sophia Antipolis on largest ever Product Release they ever developed.  Scope: IT, Countries: England, Germany, Belgium, France.
2006-11-06 - 2009-12-31, Sophia Antipolis, , France
 Nov 2006- Dec 2009: AMADEUS (world leader IT solutions for Airlines), BMC Software.  CMMI audit & certification of key Projects, in close collaboration with VP, Directors, & Project Managers  Coaching Key Projects to reach their goal (Schedule, Cost, Quality) with SCRUM
SOFT METHOD ENGINEERING, CMMI and Scrum Coach and Trainer
2004-11-02 - 2006-10-31, Sophia Antipolis, ,
 Nov 2004 – Oct 2006: Hewlett-Packard OpenView, France.  Driving Key Projects to success with SCRUM & eXtreme Programming.  Leading & obtaining Official CMMI certification in 18 months with Scrum inside.  Effective Software Process improvement in international context software Projects (US, India, China).
SOFT METHOD ENGINEERING, Process Consultant / UP/RUP/ TL9000/AGile / eXtreme Programming
2000-07-03 - 2004-11-01, Sophia Antipolis, , France
 July 2000 – Nov 2004: Hewlett-Packard TELECOM OCBU, France.  Set-up of Iterative Process (UP/RUP) and Agile eXtreme Programming.  Quality Management, effective Software Process improvement on Projects.  Full TL 9000 (Software Telecom) assessment & certification preparation.  Support during merge between HP & Compaq Telecom: reconciling methods, & team building.  Coaching Project Managers in international multi-cultural context, mixing teams from Europe, U.S., India, and China.