Some of the best business ideas may not have ever come to fruition if it wasn’t for dedicated and ambitious employees behind the scenes. It takes a special kind of employee to see the big picture, be determined to stay the course, and continually strive to innovate. Company leaders must recognize their employees’ potential, capitalize on their strengths, and help foster their ingenuity. As part of our November series highlighting our Strategic Partners’ employees, we take a look at FlightBridge and how they continue to enhance their platform thanks to pioneering leadership.
With over ten years at FlightBridge, Rob MacGrogan plays a vital role as the Director of Software Development. Many of FlightBridge’s customers know their fantastic account management and support teams, but they may not be familiar with their software development team. Rob has led the development team since the creation and launch of FlightBridge and is a key part of the management team. Not only are Rob and his team continually adding new features, but they also work hard keeping the system running reliably 24/7/365. They realize how mission-critical FlightBridge has become to their users.
The development team relies heavily on the great feedback and feature suggestions from their users, gathered and communicated by the account management and support team. In fact, Rob uses what is known as the “Agile” development methodology. Agile is a mindset and approach to software development emphasizing discovering requirements and developing solutions through cross-functional team collaboration. Agile is about short development cycles, continual planning and learning, evolutionary development, early delivery, and continual improvement. In short, this Agile process has enabled Rob and his team to create and continually improve FlightBridge. Rob’s contributions are an important reason why FlightBridge is used by over 300 aircraft operators and 1,000 plus FBOs for its efficiency and ease of use.
Do you have teammates that are able to look at the big picture? Is it time to give your employees the ability to play a bigger role in the overall business? How can you stimulate your employees’ growth?
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