Given the limited runway that startups experience there is no room for burning cash on bad technical direction. I have helped numerous startups get on track and stay on track with their product goals and timeline.
Whether your agency's focus is brand development, SEO or media planning, websites and web maintenance is likely in the mix. I help agencies execute quality and cost effective development allowing them to focus on what they do best.
If you have a product that requires ongoing maintenance and feature updates I can build out your entire development team or provide staff augmentation to your existing team.
Technical operations are not for the faint of heart. Without solid leadership you're in danger of burning loads of cash with nothing to show for it except for a broken product and unhappy customers.
Just as you would not build a house without blueprints, creating a solid technical roadmap is foundational for your product development success. That is why I begin with a single or series of immersive sessions during which product goals and challenges are uncovered. Once this is completed you will receive the following deliverables:
The technical roadmap outlines your business summary canvas which includes a north star, vision, measurable goals, timeline and budget along with with workflows, system architecture, application features, and an MVP canvas. All the good stuff!
You will also receive an operations plan outlining meeting cadences and workflow requirements tailored to your schedule and designed for achieving product goals.
Pricing for the execution of development work and ongoing technical leadership and strategy will also be included.
Book a time and I’ll see you soon. First meeting is on me.
If you are not financially ready to hire a full time CTO but also want to ensure your product is technically sound a Fractional CTO is a solid solution.
How do I know if I am ready to hire a Fractional CTO?
If you have a product idea that you are ready to move on and you just don't know where to start, or you find yourself googling phrases like "How to hire a CTO for a startup", then you are ready for a conversation with yours truly.
What happens during our first meeting?
During our first meeting I will do a lot of listening to understand how best to serve you. For some folks, sporadic consulting sessions is all they need, and for others a full blown ongoing engagement.
Do I have to use you to develop my product?
No you are not obligated to use me for execution, however, you will find it tough to beat my quality and price. Truth be told, when you have experienced technical leadership, development does not have to cost an arm and a leg.
Can I see an example of a roadmap and how long does it take to complete?
Yes, I can show you examples during our first call and answer any remaining questions. It can take as little as a week or as long as a month depending on how fast you’d like to move.
How do you typically operate with your clients?
I like to think of us as being on the same team. I will act as if I am your CTO, guiding you on decisions, helping you avoid pitfalls and lower cost along the way.