The magic moment for which you have been working for so long has finally arrived: Usage of the product is accelerating — the company is taking off!
As a CTO, this is wonderful news and the validation of years of dedication. Having gone through this critical stage a few times, and having advised companies going through this transition many times, it has become clear that many companies forget that reaching success requires more than just “feeding the beast” with more and more new features.
Growth is a long game, which requires its own dedicated share of mind. Having worked so hard to pull ahead of the competition, making the proper investments now will ensure your market dominance. Focusing on team organization, alignment of success metrics, software architecture, quality, user experience and automation in parallel with new feature development may initially seem a distraction, but it soon pays off in increased efficiency and averted disasters.
To read more, please see Bernard’s piece on Forbes.com
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