CPO / CTO as a Service
Just like working with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure you only pay for the time you need. Unlike engaging the typical consulting firm, we don't only touch the surface, we engage in your success. If you'd like us to help build a culture of creative confidence, implement an agile/lean organization and practices, or achieve scaled growth — we'd be happy to help accelerate your initiative. If you want to keep us on a monthly retainer to meet with your executive, product and engineering teams three days a week, we can accommodate that. We have the CPO, CTO and engineering leadership experience to help meet and exceed your objectives and make a significant positive impact.
If you are a growth stage start-up or looking to attract investors, we have the expertise to help you rapidly accelerate — recognizing opportunities, mitigating risks and aligning key strategic initiatives. This is the stage that SaaS product and services companies succeed and more often bust. If you are an investor in the ownership (or post-acquisition) phase, we are experts in optimizing opportunities, reducing costs and enabling successful early exit.
Ready for Growth?
Would you buy a car without taking it for a test drive? Purchase a home without an inspection? Not likely. A Technical Due Diligence (TDD) is a technical test drive or home inspection prior to a merger or acquisition, typically by a private equity (PE) firm. We review all aspects of the business: product and strategy, architecture and code, technical debt, operations, people, R&D to revenue, and more to help understand the potential for scaled growth. All companies small, mid-sized, even carve-outs will have skeletons in the closet. The trick is to recognize the potential, risks, and opportunities using a methodical but rapid approach against your investment objectives. We’re happy to support your growth stage TDD and investment readiness.
When a great idea ends up as a successful product, it’s rarely by accident. Our product development practices, from market analysis, inspiration, ideation and implementation through transition to ops, will ease the pain of disruptive change and position your staff to maintain and grow its capabilities and use. Together, let’s deliver great experiences, change industries, and disrupt stale practices.
We don’t only focus on usability or on an individual product’s design… we challenge our customers to think bigger. Then we iterate by engaging the audience, broadening, refining, prototyping and maturing capabilities to create experiences that stand out. We encourage our team members to be curious, challenge the status quo, make mistakes quickly and to always learn from them.
We build digital products, do software development and integration for grow stage businesses to large global enterprises and just about everything in between. We know that effective product development is about both experience and function. Our customers experience success because of our focused, cohesive process that marries mature product management, design and product development practices from the start.
We’re known for our very different perspective. Why is that? Well, it’s because there is a culture of creativity, excellence, and accountability. Here, where strategy meets delivery, where the rubber hits the road, we are sought after experts. Our product development and agile application lifecycle expertise spans B2B, consumer, IoT, SaaS and PaaS products and services.
Our agile approach to portfolio modernization and rationalization will help you determine the best strategies for each critical application based on models we’ve developed, as well as those we identify for your industry and specific objectives, together. Positions on investment strategy range from grow or maintain, to phase-out, modernize and outsource, among others. We work with your executive, product, engineering and management teams to accelerate you modernization initiative and provide the leadership and practitioner experience to reach objectives.
It is important to remain current, responsive and stable given the pace of disruptive innovation and the rapidly changing state of your industry. But it’s critical that we leverage emerging technologies such as cloud, mobile, big data & analytics, and smart systems, and foster practices that enable an agile business. We focus on ensuring that customers are both stable and innovative – aligning technology investments and strategic objectives with pragmatic and agile practices.