2019-05-08 13:48

What does a CTO do in a small tech company?

[1/5] Recently I was asked what I usually do as a CTO in small tech companies.

I try to improve:

  • Developer efficiency and time management
  • Project and product management
  • Issue management
  • Code reviews
  • Release handover
  • Hiring process
  • On/off boarding

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[2/5]

  • Team partitioning
  • Progress and status updates
  • Development environment
  • Build process
  • Continuous integration
  • Continuous deployment
  • Fail-over

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[3/5]

  • Scaling
  • Data backup and restoration
  • Security
  • Architecture assessment
  • Reducing complexity
  • Off-the-shelf building blocks
  • Test datasets

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[4/5]

  • Code quality
  • Testing
  • Incident reporting
  • Logging, monitoring, and alerting
  • “Make change easy, make easy change” method
  • Developer work environment (office, home, remote)
  • Managing remote teams

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[5/5]

  • Meeting efficiency
  • Pair programming
  • Deadlines & structural overtime
  • Channeling and handling business/customer input
  • Working with designers and product owners
  • Tone of voice and using the Scientific Method
  • Reasoning from First Principles

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