Alain Hofer

Senior Consultant

Tel +41 43 543 22 60

Curriculum vitae

Accurate in method, pragmatic in its application. According to this motto, Alain Hofer (born 1969, Biglen/BE) accompanies people, teams and organizations in their everyday IT life to achieve the best possible results together. After completing his studies in computer science, Alain laid a solid foundation as a software developer and architect in various Swiss companies on behalf of a Bern-based software forge and consulting firm. As co-developer and responsible for the first web-based telephone directory software, he was able to experience the various roles in IT for himself. Whether product manager, operator, developer, marketer or designer of the product "webETV", devOps and agile working methods in independent teams were already in the center of his work in the 90s, albeit not yet under today's known names. The part-time second education to adult education and coach at the SELF - School for Adult Education, management and leadership, formed the stepping stone away from technology to people. "Alain combines his distinctive feeling for the challenges of people in personal and organisational change processes with a far-sighted, structured and methodically sound approach. Alain Hofer was already able to practice cooperation and organisation in his youth as a leader of larger scout units (up to 700 young people) and as a training leader. These experiences still benefit him in practice today. 

Knowledge and main topics

  • Agile coaching for teams and organizations
  • Process analysis and improvement
  • Trainer for business process analysis & modeling
  • Trainer for visual facilitation
  • Trainer for IREB FL, AL
  • Facilitator, moderation
  • Accompaniment of group processes
  • Active participation in projects and software factories in various IT and business roles
  • Accompaniment of employees in the transformation
  • DevOPS

Project experiences (selection)

Agile Coach, Business Analyst at the largest Swiss rail transport company

  • Accompanying the agile transformation in different roles
  • Building the first teams according to Scrum
  • Support the introduction of scaled agility
  • Temporary assumption of the roles SM, PO and representative of the Chief SM
  • Introduction of new and internal employees in their new roles
  • Taking over interdisciplinary topics and handing them over to internal employees
  • Consulting and feedback of decision makers in the transformation

Coach project specification at a subsidiary of the Swiss Post 

  • Head of the Competence Center Requirements Engineering & Specification, on the road as coach Project Specification
  • Coaching of internal large-scale projects in the implementation of requirements engineering and project specification
  • Trainer of basic training courses, empowerment of employees on the projects

Business analyst and consultant in the public transport card project (SwissPass)

  • Business analysis in the public transport map project
  • Co-development of the solution concepts for the SwissPass, special areas of expertise: digitisation photo and production map
  • Development of the solution with the operator, the supplier
  • Tender for map producers
  • Accompanying the external employees in the onboarding process

Co-development and introduction of a new project method, incl. agile project procedure according to Hermes5

  • Process Manager "Requirements Engineering and Testing
  • Co-development of PostFinance's new project management method based on Hermes5
  • Anchoring of the project development processes on the technical side
  • Monitoring of projects and introduction of new requirements management methods and tools

Consulting Business Architecture: Application of Systemik® in the management team of a global corporation (holding) with headquarters in Switzerland

  • Holding company with 5 divisions in the field of food technology
  • Implementation of systemic workshops with the management of the central IT department and one division
  • Application and adaptation of Systemik@SAFe and consulting in setting up a central business architecture