Marc W.

Marc W.

DenverCO

PM, Fractional CTO, & Scrum Master for Python

I help early-stage start-ups and small teams get the most out of software. My specialty is Python, my preference is open-source technology. My career has focused on project management, agile methodologies, development (open-source technology), and leadership roles including CTO. I have over 20 years of professional experience in software. I deliver as a Senior Developer, Scrum Master, Project Manager, and CTO providing a succinct layman’s version. I also carry the technical acumen demanded by engineering teams and modern software methodologies. Software is a large budget operation for all organizations. Start-ups in particular require critical alignment of spend and business objectives early on. Value, expense, budgets, and ROI definition contribute to direction, services, and the roadmap. As the translator between business speak and technology terminology, I reduce cross-disciplinary and costly support dependencies by aligning technology to company values and needs. As FCTO I provide decades of understanding to align early-stage and small teams with technology demands. * Expertise: Experienced technology leader * Confidence: Trusted partner for early stage growth, transition, or advising * Scope: Multi-company, multi-industry perspective * Objective Results: Transparent and strategic approach to delivering reality * Accountability: Align spend to objectives, measure and define ROI * Dedication: Business focus on driving and feeding technology * Servant Leader: Mindful of risk, tech debt, and operational timing * Advocacy: Liaison and intermediary for staff, stakeholders, and vendors * Value: Increase agility, improve the process, support teams for greatness # Common Start-Up or Small Team FCTO Scenarios * Need to invest, but no expertise in the field, and mistakes are costly * Development is producing but lacks discipline, predictability, or transparency * Strategic decisions are blocked because technology lacks proper guidance and context * Problems delivering on milestones or poor performance are threatening fundraising goals * Lacking the budget for a full-time, salaried, and benefit-laden CTO but need the strategy and expertise nonetheless * New projects or features lack management and technical guidance * A period of change, growth, or acquisition requires interim and effective professional assistance # Areas of expertise Technology: leadership, management, products, services, vision, strategy, road mapping, scalability, maintainability, and planning, and R&D and evaluation. Software: Development/code/staff management, development methodology, governance, deployment and delivery, risk management, operation, security, and compliance management. Business: Objective alignment, strategy and communication, partnerships and strategic opportunity, ROI evaluation and budgeting, contract review and negotiations, KPI definition and reporting.
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Marc W.

Marc W.

DenverCO
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PM, Fractional CTO, & Scrum Master for Python

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I help early-stage start-ups and small teams get the most out of software. My specialty is Python, my preference is open-source technology. My career has focused on project management, agile methodologies, development (open-source technology), and leadership roles including CTO. I have over 20 years of professional experience in software. I deliver as a Senior Developer, Scrum Master, Project Manager, and CTO providing a succinct layman’s version. I also carry the technical acumen demanded by engineering teams and modern software methodologies. Software is a large budget operation for all organizations. Start-ups in particular require critical alignment of spend and business objectives early on. Value, expense, budgets, and ROI definition contribute to direction, services, and the roadmap. As the translator between business speak and technology terminology, I reduce cross-disciplinary and costly support dependencies by aligning technology to company values and needs. As FCTO I provide decades of understanding to align early-stage and small teams with technology demands. * Expertise: Experienced technology leader * Confidence: Trusted partner for early stage growth, transition, or advising * Scope: Multi-company, multi-industry perspective * Objective Results: Transparent and strategic approach to delivering reality * Accountability: Align spend to objectives, measure and define ROI * Dedication: Business focus on driving and feeding technology * Servant Leader: Mindful of risk, tech debt, and operational timing * Advocacy: Liaison and intermediary for staff, stakeholders, and vendors * Value: Increase agility, improve the process, support teams for greatness # Common Start-Up or Small Team FCTO Scenarios * Need to invest, but no expertise in the field, and mistakes are costly * Development is producing but lacks discipline, predictability, or transparency * Strategic decisions are blocked because technology lacks proper guidance and context * Problems delivering on milestones or poor performance are threatening fundraising goals * Lacking the budget for a full-time, salaried, and benefit-laden CTO but need the strategy and expertise nonetheless * New projects or features lack management and technical guidance * A period of change, growth, or acquisition requires interim and effective professional assistance # Areas of expertise Technology: leadership, management, products, services, vision, strategy, road mapping, scalability, maintainability, and planning, and R&D and evaluation. Software: Development/code/staff management, development methodology, governance, deployment and delivery, risk management, operation, security, and compliance management. Business: Objective alignment, strategy and communication, partnerships and strategic opportunity, ROI evaluation and budgeting, contract review and negotiations, KPI definition and reporting.
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