I have started learning agile concept in 2004. Then with several trial and errors, I started implementing some good practice at Belgacom Skynet such as Unit Testing and Continuous Integration.
With Geoffrey Vandiest we explored some even better concept and read a bit more about XP.
Then after reading Ken Schwaber books I definitively started following the Agile way.
In 2008-2010 I attended "Agile tour" France and met a lot of amazing agile people including Pascal Van Cauwenberghe who allowed me to hook-up with the Belgian Agile Community.
I had in 2010 the opportunity to meet, as a trainer, Jeff Sutherland during the 2010 Brussel's CSM training and that was a real revelation. I now take every opportunity I have to use that methodology the best I can.
Since then I successfully pushed several project with Scrum using agile method (such as XP pair programming, BDD, TDD ...)
Some of the project pushed so far:
RTBF Sport site: http://www.rtbf.be/sport
Samsung Smart TV web application: http://bit.ly/14Jd1SF, http://bit.ly/16g7a3u
and other small internal projects.
Challenges keep coming but with the Scrum methodology, I have no fear anymore.
Even the biggest challenge ever: Convincing management to embrace Scrum seems on a good way.
RTBF, Cross Media Solution Engineer
October 2008 - Present, Brussels, Belgium
National Belgian Broadcaster (french speaking part)
This job is a real opportunity to have great challenges while defending good values.
All websites (Front-end, back-office, servers...) below this one are done by a team of 4-8 persons including me: http://www.rtbf.be/
Some apps too: Smart TV apps + confidential stuff, keep on watching!
April 2007 - Present, Brussels, Belgium
E-mail marketing solutions design
Best practice consultancy
Belgacom Skynet, Content Architect & Expert Team Leader
November 2003 - October 2008, Brussels, Belgium
- Secure deployment
- Continuous Integration
- many more
Belgacom Skynet - Infonie, Developer
September 1998 - October 2003, Brussels, Belgium
The internet startup time
Great projects (connected TV, setup boxes, wap, wml, xhtml, mobile devices, sms marketing, e-mail marketing, ...)
Great opportunities (Content integration/Content production)