Kruchten Engineering Services Ltd. (KESL) was founded in 2003, when I (Philippe Kruchten) left IBM, shortly after its acquisition of Rational Software. KESL had initially 2 employees: Nicolas Kruchten and Michael Trautmansdorff, two engineering graduates from U of T, and some associates such as Leslee Probasco and Björn Gustafsson. As of the beginning of 2009, I am now alone in KESL. Nicolas is now a network performance analyst for Bell Mobility in Montréal.
Besides my life as an academic at the University of British Columbia (see below), I still offer consulting and training services through KESL, and continue to write and speak on software architecture, on the software development process, or more generally on engineering and the engineering profession.
This WordPress blog should over time subsume the kruchten.com web site.
I can be contacted at:
2906 West 37th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6N 2T9 Canada
+1 (604) 418-2006 (cell)
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I am also a professor of software engineering, in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, where I hold an NSERC Chair in Design Engineering. I teach software engineering, more specifically software project management, and two interdisciplinary project courses on innovation, entrepreneurship, system engineering. I also do some very modest research in software architecture and software processes, with a handful of graduate students, and many collaborators around the world.
The coordinates of my academic persona are:
2332 Main Mall, Kaiser 4046
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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