Heidi Helfand

Heidi Helfand

Principal Agile Coach

AppFolio, Inc.

Heidi Helfand has 17 years coaching and influencing cross-functional teams at pioneering web software companies. At Expertcity, Inc. (acquired by CitrixOnline) she was on the initial team that built GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar. She is currently Principal Agile Coach at AppFolio, Inc., a SAAS workflow software company with property management and legal practice management software. Prior to that, Heidi consulted for the State Department on website development and has taught ESL at several US Universities. She has an M.A. in teaching from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a graduate of CRR’s Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC). She is the mother of two children and lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

Presentations by Heidi Helfand:

  • Agile Israel 2016 Conference, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 15:35

    Who says you need stable teams in order to build a successful software company? We've thrived through dynamic reteaming - the act of moving team members around teams in different ways.  While the addition or removal of one person from a team means you have a "new team", there is a myth that when your team compositions change you're doing it wrong. Reteaming helps improve your organization, your code and most importantly your people. For the past 9 years, from startup to public company, reteaming has been critical to our success. Reteaming has propelled our engineers’ learning. In this experience report, I share the what, why and how about reteaming.

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