PK PictureMy name is Philippe Krief. After a PhD on Prototyping Environments, I joined a young French company named ACKIA to setup and launch their Object Oriented Engineering department.

In 1996, I moved to Nantes (France) to join Object Technology International (OTI) as the Assistant of their Lab Director and as Consultant to support OTI customers in Europe. The same year IBM acquired OTI. At this time I was a Smalltalk passionate project lead.

In 1998, we moved for 3 years to Raleigh (NC) and the team I worked with smoothly moved from Smalltalk to Java. At this time, I mainly worked in the IBM Embedded Java technology. I had lots of fun creating a markup language, XML dialect, named P3ML used to layout branded graphical user interfaces. I also participated to the first releases of the Eclipse IDE as Eclipse/eRCP committer.

In 2006, I joined the Jazz project as the third member on the Jazz Jumpstart team. Located close to Toulouse (France) I worked with most of the main European IBM customer on Jazz, Rational Team Concert and Rational Workbench for Collaborative Lifecycle Management.

In 2011, IBM gave me the opportunity to join and manage an amazing team. I had to train and coach a team of 17 developers (COBOL and Java) and architects on AGILE, Scrum and Rational Team Concert. This was a great human adventure.

Finally, after 18 years, I decided to leave IBM because I couldn’t accept how IBM PBC ranking policy was supposed to be applied by a first line manager like me. In 2014, I joined an IBM Partner, ARCAD Software, which offered me a position as their VP of Professional Services. I was supposed to help their teams in moving to Rational Team Concert applied to AS/400 and RPG developers.

Unfortunately, the business around RTC was slower than expected so my job was not as fun as it was planned to be. So, I was really happy when an old colleague and friend offered to join the Eclipse Foundation to take care of Research Projects at Eclipse.

Since January 2016, I develop and take care of the Research activity at the Eclipse Foundation. I really enjoy this joy because I work with smart and friendly people.

The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent positions, strategies or opinions of my employer.

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