Even if the concept of your product or service is complete and ready for development, you still need someone who would be in charge of the technical part. Starting with selecting the right technology stack and ending with the handpicking and managing of the best development team. That's exactly where a Chief Technology Officer comes into play.
Going without an experienced technical officer on board at the very beginning of your product is risky, but starting with a full-time CTO may be also costly for a small product team. Not saying finding the right person takes time. If you doubt whether you need a full-time executive, Chief Technology Officer as a service is an excellent solution for you.
In short: it’s faster to start, it’s more affordable to run, and more flexible if you may decide to change your strategy. Sometimes you just need a few consultancies to help you select the right technology, process, and developers. Sometimes you need just a POC or help with R&D. Sometimes you need a part-time CTO in your team before you decide to hire a full-time person or you need external support during the transition.
Since there are many threats with the technical part of a startup or business, a qualified CTO minimizes technological risks and helps in selecting the most efficient strategies.
Many clients select us because we are experts in design, marketing, and business analysis. So they know they will get much better design service than from the average development shop with design as an added service. After the design concept and/or documentation is ready, it is much easier to select the right technology and developers. Also, you will get much more precise estimates from different development teams so it will be easier to select the most suitable one. Even during the design process, it’s better to be sure of the technology solutions and frameworks we are going to use. Thanks to the involvement of the CTO design will be feasible to implement in a timely and cost-effective manner.
We’re agnostic in terms of technology. We will always choose the best technology for your business needs.
CTO as a service is a fast, flexible, and cost-effective solution as it gives access to a wide range of C-level professionals in technology without overpaying.
The nice thing about CaaS is that you can use us as little or as much as you want. Need us for 1 hour a week to meet with your development team? That’s fine. Need us for 10 hours a week to run the IT team? That’s perfect too. Need us for a solid 2-week engagement to evaluate your existing platform? Great! We can fit within your budget, and you do not have to commit to a 40-hour week like you would have to with a major consulting company. In this way, you can think of CaaS as you think of your lawyer or accountant. Unlike engaging a major IT consulting firm, there are no long-term contracts that you get locked into. If you need us to work for 20 hours a week, then that’s what you pay for. If you want to keep us on a monthly retainer to meet with your development team once a week, then that’s all you pay for. If you need to bring us to a meeting with investors, then you just pay us for the meeting time. And, if you want to engage us more, then you just have to pay for those increased hours.
Defining software architecture and tech stack
CTO as a service could be a game-changer and a crucial step toward the success of your startup. The Cieden team is eager to help you develop effective, high-quality solutions and begin setting up a technical foundation for your digital product.
Get in touch with us and we will transform your ‘What?’ and ‘Why?’ into ‘How?’