Anjuan Simmons

Engineering Coach at Help Scout


Remotely Operated - Managing Scattered Teams
distributed teams

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While work environments where employees don’t occupy the same physical space are commonly called “remote” or “distributed”, these terms don’t adequately describe the stress of doing your job seperated from your colleagues. A more accurate terms is “scattered”, and this talk will provide guidelines for managing scattered teams.

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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.