Leapfrog platform & product maturity with expert help.

Empower tech engineering leaders with practical, pragmatic & accountable consulting.


Platform Strategy & Architecture

The modern Digital Platform is a product meant to serve both internal & external consumers. It needs to address the pressing concerns and standard use-cases across your product portfolio. Most often, a platform is characterized by a self service foundation of APIs, composable infrastructure, continuous delivery of cloud services and data management layers. These enable product teams to innovate rapidly rather than reinventing the wheel.

So, how or where does a platform journey begin? We help you find your way.

  • Survey the ground

    Assess your present portfolio of applications & IT operating model. Calibrate risks.
  • Facilitate vision & alignment

    Define what you may need (or not need), across Engineering, IT, DevOps, Security & Digital
  • Navigate your options

    Choose to build (on open-source) or buy COTS platform stack. Understand cost, pros/cons and tradeoffs
  • Actionable plan

    Build a triaged backlog to kickstart your platform product.

Full Stack Modernization

Modernization is a commitment towards the perpetual evolution of your software stack to suit the changing needs of business. We believe modernization can be business centric with a measurable RoI.The purpose of technology is to serve your business needs.

In practice, most modernization initiatives tend to be focused only on the application stack and tactics around the possibilities cloud can offer. Our experience suggests that customers who achieve positive outcomes in modernizing their technology do a few things right.

  1. Product Orientation: Unlike projects or specalized silos, this impacts people,processes and tooling
  2. Domain Driven Design: *Baking a self-evident business architecture layer into your product
  3. Engineering Excellence: Software defines everything backed by continous delivery & experimentation infrastructure
  4. Clarity of KPIs: Specify and make it objectives measurable. Make money, save money or reduce risk
  • Convince the Boss

    Build a business case defense for why you need to be doing what you're doing.
  • Create a Roadmap

    You could lift & shift, replatform or re-architect or embark on a green field journey.
  • Deliver a 360° blueprint

    Devil is in the details. Disambiguate Architecture, scaling, economics & operations.
  • Show empirical evidence

    A proof of concept reduces risk & puts thoughts into action.

CTO as a Service

Life is hard for SaaS founders, but particularly for business founders. Finding tech co-founders is harder than dating. Hiring a CTO is a $400K venture (give or take equity), plus the effort of actually convincing someone to join. Our offering provides the ability to leverage such a senior technocrat as a shared resource when you need to be conservative. This model comes with skin in the game for both parties, while enabling you to plan eventual succession to your own tech team.

  • Discovery & Architecture Foundations

    Assess the technical contours of the problem space, as well as the solution space
  • Technolgy Selection

    Choose a stack that fits the bill, balances risk, time to market and is aligned to market availability of talent
  • Engineering Team Bootstrapping

    Help you identify, recruit and groom key members of your engineering team
  • Ongoing Healthchecks and Advisory

    Periodically assess progress and enable course correction or support