What kind of CTO do you need?
November 22, 2022Fractional CTO Oshri Cohen joins me to cut through some of the confusion surrounding the Chief Technical Officer role.
Oshri Cohen is a fractional CTO with a diverse background, currently working with four companies. He joins me on the show to cut through some of the confusion surrounding the Chief Technical Officer role.
In this episode:
- The four phases of the CTO role
- How often can the same person satisfy the needs of all four phases? (Spoiler: Very rarely)
- How often can a founding CTO succeed in all four phases?
- A good CTO focuses on his or her strengths, and hires out the rest
- What lead Oshri to start as a fCTO
- Why many, perhaps most, early-stage startups don’t need a full-time CTO
- Why a development agency is like a mischievous genie
- Why developers love working with a fCTO
- What could you do with the 150k you’d save by hiring a fCTO instead of a full-time CTO?
- Tips for becoming an fCTO yourself
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