Friday 24th Mar8:00 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Benjamin De Point, Sr. Director of Software Engineering at Veritone. I've been in technical leadership for 15+ years. I was a really bad manager when I started but have learned a lot the hard way. Looking forward to sharing what I've learned with others.
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Benjamin De Point, Sr. Director of Engineering at Coupa Software, outlines what to do -- and what not to do -- when acquired and going through challenging times.
Speaking from personal experience, Benjamin De Point, senior director of engineering at Coupa Software, seeks to expound on the fairly untouched area of where a scrum master's job ends and a software manager's job begins.
Benjamin wants to reward a rock star developer who is progressively losing interest in his job.
Benjamin had to implement an agile working process in his company. While the Engineering team and Product team bought into the new process quite rapidly, the business team was very reluctant to.
Ben decides to talk openly with a hero developer about how the company is put at risk because he is the only one knowing how to solve a production server issue
After an acquisition, Benjamin clarifies his company's direction with several employees, who are not a good cultural fit, and lets them choose whether to stay or go.
Benjamin struggles to fill a scrum master position, so offers it to an underperforming Software Manager, who he thinks he will perform better in the new role.
Ben has shaped his employee assessment process over the years and shares it in detail.
Benjamin shares his thoughts with us about the roles of a scrum master, which he learned the hard way.
Realizing that he could not fairly assess people by himself anymore, Ben asks for peer feedback and eventually builds up his team’s trust.
Benjamin explains how his company developed and fixed the problem of blurry and inefficient collaboration between his product team and engineering team.
Benjamin explains the interactions between Product & Engineering teams at Datto, taking into account the business aspect and deadlines.
Faced with having to share a difficult message with his team, Ben decides on a multi-step communication plan.
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