One of the most lasting decisions you will make as CTO will be what platform to use. This can be your web development and application programming interface platform, whether to go native with mobile apps, or which frameworks and libraries to use for what tasks. What you decide will have long-lasting repercussions; it can affect how easily you can find developers, how quickly you can build your apps, and more. In this video, learn how to make this determination.
- Invariably, as CTO, you must make the platform decision.…What are you going to build your main technology on top of?…This is undoubtedly one of the largest choices…you will make.…The tough part is that there is no right choice.…There are many choices for many different types…of companies, apps, and growth curves.…The bottom line is what you want is predictability.…Or as Reddit CTO Martin Weiner famously said,…"The boring tech revolution is here."…The point being that trying out the latest, coolest tech…is not what you want to be doing for your platform.…
- Hiring a great team
- Enhancing team communications
- Creating a product roadmap
- Capturing and using data and analytics
- Identifying key performance indicators
- Choosing which platform to use
- Managing the product life cycle (PLC)
- Taking feedback
- Public speaking
- Running efficient meetings
- Marketing and launching products
- Growing and scaling
- Managing crises
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Your Team
2. Product Management
4. Development and the Product Life Cycle
5. Marketing and Communication
6. Business and Entrepreneurship
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