Dr. Christian Mann,
born 28. September 1962 in Cologne, Germany.
Studied Computer Science, Linguistics, Art History, classical Archeology at the Universities of Cologne and Frankfurt/Main.
1992 PhD from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main.
1993 - 1995 lecturer at the University of Frankfurt/Main (FB 07).
1988 - 1990 part-time software developer for mostly academic customers.
Since 1990 full-time software developer for various projects
Since 1998 I dedicate at least 20% of my professional time to holding courses, lectures and training on software development subjects. Some of the course material has been personally developed by myself. This may seem to be a restriction regarding my commitment to project work, but according my personal experience it's a sustainable improvement regarding the quality of my work in both areas.
|since 02/2017||Project "RUT-K" ("Rechnerunterstützte Trassenverwaltung - Konstruktion") in context of "neXt Gesamtfahrplan": Further development of the applications for train path construction of DB Netz AG. Work as developer and technical architect.
|01/2015 - 01/2017||Project "BBZ" (new standard client) in context of "PRISMA Re-Design": Design & conception of a new standard client framework for the central systems for railway network scheduling of DB Netz AG. Work as leading software architect, team leader, partially as developer.
|06/2014 - 12/2014||Project "mailQ" inacta AG, Zug (CH): participation to the development of an application for the storage and management of electronic documents.
|03/2014 - 06/2014||Vision „RAS Framework“ for the Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, Zürich (CH): Evaluation of the development department of the daughter companies in Poland, Slovakia and Serbia with the objective of a unified product vision for a future, group-wise context for the development of web products („News“, as „Classified“). In tight direct collaboration with the Chief Information Officer of the company|
|06/2013 - 12/2013||Project "Market Data Services": implementation of a publication layer for a database holding raw market data, as well as several integration modules and specialised applications, on behalf of the Finanz Informatik Solutions Plus GmbH. The Implementation takes place in the context of the integration architecture of the database (SOA) by means of Tibco BusinessWorks (BW).
|12/2007 - 12/2013||Consultancy on architecture and UML coaching, Quality assurance through extensive code reviews in the context of a porting of the project PRISMA (redesign of the central systems for railway network scheduling) for the DB Netz AG (part-time).
|12/2011 - 01/2012||Project „NPL“/ „FiMa-Partner“: coding of two apps for internal use of the company „Finanzmarktpartner“, München.
|11/2010 - 12/2010||Project "CLD v3.10": continued development of the "CLD Input Layer" in the context of the new releases of the CLD database of the HSH Nordbank. Tasks: development in PL/SQL, implementation of code generators, performance optimisation.
|06/2010 - 08/2010||Project "CLD Input Layer": Implementation of a validating data import layer for the "Credit Loss Database" (CLD) of the HSH Nordbank in behalf of the Finanz Informatik Solutions Plus GmbH. The implementation was carried out in Oracle 10g PL/SQL according to principles of Test Driven Development (TDD); the modelling has been carried out in Enterprise Architect, A high proportion of the code was generated from the model. Tasks: development in PL/SQL, implementation of the code generators, performance optimisation.
|01/2008 - 12/2009||Maintenance and further development of the central logistics application, originally T-Online International, on behalf of Deutschen Telekom AG, Darmstadt (part-time). Implementation of the connectivity to the TIMB/T-ESB (proprietary ESB of Telekom based on IBM Websphere MQ).
|01/2005 - 12/2007||Redesign of the main logistics application of T-Online International, Darmstadt. Rewriting of the core in PL/SQL (Oracle9.2i); Re-implementation of the billing system and SAP interfaces in Java (JDK 1.4.2). Design and implementation of other interfaces to several other SAP systems.
|09/2004 - 10/2004||Writing of a data feeder for the conversion of pricing information for advertising on German newspapers, on behalf of Cobra GmbH, Frankfurt/M. Implementation in C# (VisualStudio.NET) with MS-Access as data source and Oracle9i as destination.
|06/2004 - 08/2004||Reworking and partial rewriting of the documentation and tutorials of the product "MiddCor.NET" and "MinCor.NET" (both CORBA implementations for MS.NET) on behalf of Middsol GmbH, Hamburg. Writing of the sample code in C# (VisualStudio.NET) and Java (JDK 1.4.2).
|starting from 02/2002||Implementation and design of a multitude of courses on themes such as:
|12/2001 - 02/2002||Development of a components architecture on behalf of ZEDA GmbH, Wuppertal.
|01/2001 - 06/2001||Part-time (50%) activities as external consultant in the project "RequestCenter v3" (workflow application for the web-based management of distributed services) of Celosis Inc., Alameda, USA (project site: Klagenfurt, Austria). Analysis and (re-)design through Rational Rose 2001; implementation as Enterprise Java Beans-application under BEA WebLogic 5.1/6, with either MS-SQLServer or Oracle8i.
|12/2000 - 06/2001||Part-time (50%) activities as external consultant in the project "S-Vertrieb V2.1" (standard application for customers and contract management of Credit Unions) on behalf of 1822-S-Inform in Offenbach/M. Development in IBM VA-Smalltalk 5.0; analysis, design and documentation with Innovator v6.2/v7.
|02/2000 - 09/2000||External consultant in the project "IPCBanker" of IPC (International Project Consult) GmbH in Frankfurt/M. Analysis and design of the loan and savings modules: generic object models for the flexible representation of the financial products; dynamic life cycle through embedded Scheme interpreter. Implementation in MS-Visual C++.
|11/1998 - 12/1998||External consultant in the area test plan creation on the project "JTW TP2" (quality assurance of the year 2000 switch, in the area of investment banking) on behalf of Commerzbank.|
|04/1998 - 09/1998||External consultant on the project "ETEX" on behalf of the Hamburgischen Landesbank. Development of the applications administration component (all the use cases and business objects). Implementation with IBM VisualAge C++ on WinNT.|
|01/1998 - 03/1998||External consultant on the project "PoS" on behalf of BonnData (Implementation in Borland C++ on WinNT).|
|05/1996 - 09/1997||Project coach on the project "AMADEUS" of Winterthur International (location: Milano (IT)) in the following areas:
|Starting from 07/1997||Freelancer of PMSmicado as trainer and adviser in the topics mentioned below.|
|18/03/1996 - 30/06/1997||Employee of PMSmicado in Frankfurt/M. Activities as trainer, adviser and project coach on the subjects Smalltalk development, Java development, object oriented analysis and design, quality management, object oriented analysis of business processes, software development processes (Jacobson/OOSE, Rumbaugh/OMT, UML). Usually the customers I served came from banking or insurance business.|
|07/1995 - 12/1995||External consultant on the project "KSI-Neu" on behalf of Deutschen Bank (implementation in Smalltalk/V).|
|12/1992 - 06/1995||External consultant on the project "db-dialog 3.00" (starting from summer 1994: "db-direct") on behalf of Deutschen Bank in the following areas (implementation in C++):
|Starting from 1990||Full time business activities. Participation in various projects.
|Starting from 1988||Part-time activities as software developer for academic customers (FB 05/ Psychology of the University of Frankfurt/M.; on customer request implementation, in Turbo-Pascal):
|MSDOS system-level programming|
|Object-oriented Development on MSDOS, Windows 3.1/95/98/NT/2000/XP OS/2 2.1/3.0/4.0, NeXTSTEP/Intel, Mac OS X, as well as various Unix-Derivaten|
|Object-oriented Analysis und Design according to Jacobson/OOSE, Rumbaugh/OMT, as well as UP (Unified Process)|
|Model Driven Architecture (MDA)|
|Scrum (Certified ScrumMaster)|
|eXtreme Programming (XP) & other Agile Processes|
|Function Point / Object Point Metrics|
|CMM (Capability Maturity Model)|
|HTML, XML, XSLT|
|Enterprise Java Beans (EJB)|
|Development in Java, Smalltalk, C++, C#|
|Development with Tibco BusinessWorks (BW)|
|Extensive teaching experience, including preparation of courses, as well as authoring of teaching material|
|Oracle & Development in PL/SQL|
|Active Server Pages (ASP)|
|COM / DCOM|
|Apple iOS development|
|Security / Cryptography|
|MDA (Model Driven Architecture)|
|(Rational) Unified Process / Objectory 4.1|
|XP (eXtreme Programming), Scrum & other Agile Processes|
|Lean Development & Kanban|
|C, C++, Objective-C|
|Smalltalk/V, VisualAge for Smalltalk, VisualWorks|
|SQL (Oracle, DB2)|
Current Course Subjects
|Scrum||1 - 2 days (in cooperation with Integrata)
Practice-oriented introduction to the process model "Scrum", as well as to the basic concepts of Agile software development. Room is left for catering to the specific needs of the participants.
The provided knowledge corresponds with "ScrumMaster I" (Scrum.org) or "Certified ScrumMaster" (Scrum Alliance), though no certification will be included.
|eXtreme Programming (XP)||1 - 2 days
Practice-oriented introduction to the process model "eXtreme Programming". Practical hands-on exercises in XP development practices are not elements of the course, though it is possible to enhance the course by a customised workshop according to the customers requirements.
|Kanban||2 days (optionally in cooperation with Integrata)
Practice-oriented introduction to the process model "Kanban", as well as the basic concepts of lean software development.
|Agile Methods (overview)||2 days (in cooperation with Integrata)
Cursory overview over the basic concepts of the agile software development, as well as various agile methods:
|Model Driven Architecture (MDA)||2 days (optionally in cooperation with Integrata)
Introduction to the basic concepts of the MDA.
|Patterns in Software Development||2 days (optionally in cooperation with Integrata)
In-depth introduction in die use of patterns in the context of software development.
|Basics of Object Orientation,
|2 - 5 days
In-depth introduction of the basics of Object-Orientation
|CORBA - Overview||3 days
In-depth introduction of the basics of "Common Object Request Broker Architecture" (CORBA).
|CORBA - Development||3 days
After a short overview of the basic concepts of "Common Object Request Broker Architecture" (CORBA), the essential components of CORBA will be used in practice.
|VisualAge Smalltalk - condensed!||3 days
Basics of the programming language Smalltalk, as well as the development environment "VisualAge" conveyed and practiced in a compact form:
You will reach me by
- phone: (++ 49) 6057 1497
- phone (mobile): (++ 49) 172 5967982
- "snail mail":
ippon!Soft (Dr. Ch.Mann)
ESt-Nr. 019 844 30872 (Finanzamt Gelnhausen)