Aaron Upright co-founded ZenHub in 2015 as a company to empower software development with flexible workflow and organization within GitHub using a fully-featured integrated project management platform for Agile development.
ZenHub helps development teams build better software faster. Aaron currently serves as the Head of Strategic Accounts, managing both strategic partnerships and customer relationships, while helping current and prospective users get the most out of their experience with ZenHub.
Previous to founding ZenHub, Aaron was at tech incubator AxiomZen, where he focused on developing go-to-market strategies for early-stage companies. It was here that Aaron formed ZenHub.
I wanted to learn more about the GitHub extension that first become popular with Github users at midsize companies, and how it has attracted a fan base at the enterprise level. Aaron joins me on the podcast to share his story and his beliefs around software development.
We also discuss prioritizing creativity along with efficiency without diminishing creativity in the software development cycle and why stiff adherence to a particular tool or methodology needs to be a thing of the past.
Aaron also talks about the importance of building trust among teams and offers tips for incorporating the best of Agile development while fostering each contributor’s power. Finally, I learn why distraction is the greatest enemy of productive software development.
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