STAREAST 2020 Industry Presentation : Tips for Managing a Remote Technology Team


Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Tips for Managing a Remote Technology Team

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The typical responsibility of a leader is amplified when managing a remote team, as the convenience factor is suddenly gone. Operating at a distance requires more conscious effort and often times new ways of conducting typical managerial activities. In this session, we’ll explore some of the best practices to ensure your teams are productive, engaged, and performing at their best. Working at home can be as effective, if not more so, than traditional office arrangements when given the proper CARE they deserve.

Cortney Hoese


Cortney Hoese is a Data Visualization Principal at Humana, Inc, where she has been a servant leader for over 14 years, with the last 7+ years leading her teams remotely. Cortney recently took on a new role, leading a new team for IT Metrics and Storytelling, to marry the art of visualization and captivating audiences with the data and insights about IT Quality, Security, DevOps, and Finance. Previously, Cortney was a leader in the Software Quality space for over 10 years, utilizing her background as a developer and her passion for the consumer experience to drive enhancements to Humana’s processes and tools. Cortney has a Bachelor’s Dress in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s Degree in e-Business, both from the University of Louisville. Cortney holds certifications for ISTQB Tester, ISTQB Security Tester, ICP Agile Test Automation, SAFe 5 Scaled Agilist, TaskTop Integration Hub, and qTest Specialist 1. While not working, Cortney loves to spoil her furbabies and take road trips with her husband, especially to St. Louis to cheer on her sports teams (Let’s go BLUES!!)