Your First Year as a CTO

10 crucial actions you should consider in your first year

The transition into the Chief Technology Officer role is pivotal not only for the individual but also for the future of the technology department they will lead. If you have just stepped into these big shoes, that is huge — congrats! You’re about to embark on a journey that’s as thrilling as it is daunting.

Unblocked provides development teams helpful and accurate answers to questions about their codebase. It consolidates fragmented information and surfaces relevant knowledge by complementing source code with the discussions from GitHub, Slack, Notion, JIRA (and more). Teams ship faster by spending less time digging for information and dealing with interruptions.

Listen or Speak
8 minutes by Mike Fisher

What should leaders do more of?

Discover why holding teams accountable only for what they control is crucial in software metrics and SLI workshops. You should take control of what you are responsible for.

Engineers are not a Commodity
4 minutes by StaySaasy

Hiring big-company experienced executives to your startup is hard but important. Here are our thoughts on why it’s challenging, what to look for, what to watch out for, and what actions to take.

From engineer to manager
9 minutes by Vladimir Klepov

It's been almost 2 years since I moved to a team lead role, then to a full-time engineering management position after the expansion of our team. I've been a front-end developer for 7 years before that, and initially I took the "advanced individual contributor" career track before doing the management turnaround. How's it been? Bumpy, but fun. In this article, I'll share the things I love and hate about my current job.

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