Anjuan Simmons

Engineering Coach at Help Scout


Managing the Burnout Burndown
Wednesday 17:10 - 17:55

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In addition to managing backlogs and burn down charts, technology leaders have to follow an ever-changing software landscape, manage team dynamics, and navigate office politics. It’s no surprise that this leads to burnout. This talk will provide tools to help get stress into managed state.


Anjuan Simmons has led software development teams for over two decades, and he excels at shipping features that customers love while also managing healthy teams. He’s delivered software for large global management consulting companies like Accenture and Deloitte as well as a number of startups. Anjuan’s approach to leading teams combines the rigor of large corporations with the scrappy style of new ventures. He is also an energetic and informative speaker who presents at conferences, universities, and corporations around the world on topics including leadership, diversity and inclusion, and effective software development practices. Anjuan has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas A&M University.