Your game projects lack technical expertise, but you're not ready to scale your studio and hire more people yet? Or maybe you're looking for an unbiased tech expert to help your games become more intuitive and scalable? It seems like you could use CTO as a service. Our team at Whimsy Games can help! With our CTO consulting services, you'll boost your team's technical expertise!
CTO as a service is an alternative to hiring a full-time, in-house Chief Technical Officer. This is a cost-effective option for game development studios that don’t need a full-time technical expert on the team or those that aren’t ready to increase the staff yet. Even if you have a large studio, you can benefit from hiring an external CTO. For example, if you need to evaluate new technologies and want an impartial opinion, consulting CTO services is what you could use.
Virtual CTO services are also way more flexible to use as you don’t need to spend months trying to find a perfect candidate, hire outsourcing agencies, and pay upfront fees for something they haven’t even started doing. Plus, you can pick a professional with relevant skills and experience in game development: who knows the specifics of the platforms and genres you create your games for and how to stand out in a particular niche.
If you're not ready to hire a full-time CTO due to limited budget abilities or team capacity, a part-time solution is what you'll make use of. Pick the time you need a Chief Technical Officer and how much you're ready to pay for the services, and we'll pick the right option for you.
This is the best solution if you're looking for consulting CTO services for just one project. You need to agree on the fixed cost and start collaborating right away. This is a convenient service if you're launching a new product or need professional troubleshooting consulting, for example.
Choose fractional CTO services if you have a tech professional who can help with your game projects but still need another person to give their unbiased opinion on things. This is a short-time, effective solution for getting extra advice on your running processes and potential projects.
This type of cooperation is the most suitable for teams looking for a replacement or a full-time CTO and don't want to stop critical processes in between. It's a perfect solution for short-time requests.
We have provided CTO as a service to various teams and received many positive reviews already. If you are still thinking about whether you need it — look at our numbers!
Whether you've launched a new game or need to manage the existing ones, CTO as service can facilitate various essential processes and daily tasks. Yes, the CTO's role is usually associated with technical tasks only. However, it's way more than that. For example, you can hire an external CTO if you have a new game idea but don't know what you should include there to stand out. CTOs can also help audit your existing and newly released projects to see if they scale well and if their performance is as high as expected. Plus, external CTO consulting services may come in handy if you can't afford a full-time CTO or need a temporary one while looking for a permanent coworker. This way, you won't need to stop any processes and worry about important deadlines or product launches. You could also use CTO consulting if you want to upgrade your current organizational or technical tools, scale your game studio, or want to get advice on MVP-related questions. Again, you'll get unbiased advice and senior-level supervision to help your games scale and improve their performance.
One of the key responsibilities of a CTO is the decision-making regarding every technical aspect of the company and games you're working on. In addition, CTOs are responsible for technology planning and development for your players, vendors, and employees. The key goal is to minimize costs and increase productivity and your project's performance. A typical scope of the CTO's responsibilities involves strategy and planning, customer engagement, IT infrastructure, innovation and adoption, resources and budget planning, and leadership.
Once you get a CTO consulting expert for your team, the process begins with the overall analysis of your project's performance, the effectiveness of all the technologies you're using, and defining any pitfalls and flaws in your project planning and development processes. Then, a CTO offers solutions to the most crucial issues and redefines the responsibilities among your teammates. CTOs help reduce operational risks and cut costs on unnecessary technologies or outdated systems. They provide adequate supervision of your whole developers and proper team building to increase their motivation. A CTO helps focus on the essential tasks and controls their fast completion. After all, a CTO analyzes the effectiveness of all the innovations and their cost-efficiency. They also check whether the team could adequately deliver all the projects and improve their quality and scalability.