Are you server hugger or code perfectionist CTO?


Harsh and controversial but...CTOs who are server huggers and code perfectionists have no role in a fast growing scale up that needs delivery, not perfect code!

If you are CTO in a scale up and you are not obsessed with delivering value to customers, but you focus on the code being perfect, you are in the wrong job!

A scale up desperately needs a business focused CTO who is obsessed about delivery to customers and anything that distracts from that puts the company at risk.

In a scale-up you need someone who is strategic about delivering tech products that the company can sell.

I see too many CTOs who just focus on code quality rather than value to the customer.

If you dislike people management and operations, no problem, hire a VP Engineering.

Am I too harsh?

#cto #ceo #scaleup #reengineeringleadership



Adelina Chalmers a.k.a The Geek Whisperer

Helps Engineers who are Leaders (CEO/ CTO/ VP) get buy-in from their peers/teams/investors by transforming Communication techniques into Algorithms