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Let Your Senior Engineers Run – Productivity Tuesday with Glenn Hansen | Hello Tech Pros
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Glenn Hansen has over 25 years in software engineering, product development, information technology and consulting who drives a culture of innovation and excellence through servant leadership, transparency, collaboration and mentoring.  Glenn is a “Hands-on” leader who has helped teams develop award winning products and helped companies achieve multi-million dollar contracts with sustaining revenue streams.  His focus has been empowering individuals and encouraging “out of the box” thinking, even if some of those ideas fail as the road to success is paved with lots of failures along the way.  His mission is to grow successful servant leaders and get out of their way.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Servant leadership is an inversion of the typical org structures
    • Allows the teams to participate and drive the requirements
    • Let’s the engineers sit with the business and flesh out requirements
  • Fewer gatekeepers means better understanding, instead of playing “Telephone” game
  • Time invested up front in requirements gathering is never wasted
  • Framework development can be started before requirements are complete
  • Empowering team members to make decisions can lead to big payoffs in productivity
  • Cast the product vision 3-5 years in the future
  • Don’t be afraid to fail
  • Focus on performance and quality
  • Encouragement and praise goes a long way
  • Give performance reviews regularly to keep the team aligned and motivated

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