Steve Neely

Steve Neely

Steve Neely is Apto's Vice President of Engineering. He leads the engineering teams as they build out the Apto platform and its product portfolio. Steve has been working in technology for over fifteen years. Over the last seven years he worked in R&D at Rally Software, a company that provides leading software and services solutions that drive agility.

Recent Posts by Steve Neely:

The Agile broker: Lessons and practices to be more productive

“Now agile methodologies—which involve new values, principles, practices, and benefits and are a radical alternative to command-and-control-style management—are spreading across a broad range of industries and functions and even into the C-suite.”

- “Embracing Agile” by Darrell K. Rigby, Jeff Sutherland, Hirotaka Takeuchi. Harvard Business Review, May 2016

Agile is by far the most commonly used methodology for software companies. But why? It’s not something that’s specifically for software companies. Anyone can use Agile.

Topics: Best Practices

[Inside Apto] Why we host hackathons every quarter

"Hackathons are so valuable because they are a time when we're able to think past the next day or week and just build without constraints. Taking this time to think differently pays off with new ideas.”

- Pedram Keyani, Director of Engineering at Facebook

If you’re at all familiar with the tech world, you might have heard about hackathons. A hackathon is defined as “an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.” I’ll note that while it started with computer engineers, it can also be more than that.

The goal is to refresh team creativity, take a break from day-to-day tasks and habits, and refocus on the bigger mission of the organization. At Apto, that means building tools brokers love.

Topics: Company Updates