Not so long ago I worked for a technical company in the USA. I had loads of fun and I learned a lot about how American companies do business. But it wasn’t an easy job.
My predecessor had implemented everything in Salesforce with layer upon layer of customizations. The entire IT system was complicated, disorganized, and extremely unstable. The system would fail almost daily, and years of this had turned the entire organization against the IT department.
I arrived in a hostile environment and had to defend myself daily from contemptuous and condescending stakeholders. It made my work very difficult.
Looking back, I realize I was not fully prepared for the job. And so I decided to put together a CTO workout routine – a set of exercises that will help me and my fellow CTO’s ace their job every time.
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TOPICS COVERED IN THIS COURSE
In this course, I will guide you through the first 30 days of your honeymoon period. We will start by covering how to get yourself into the Right Mindset for the job, with an extensive 10-day starter prep. You will learn how to detach yourself from your previous job, how to build a network quickly, and how to show up for work asking the right questions.
Then I’ll teach you how to Gain Situational Awareness. You will learn how to identify stakeholders, find out what they expect, and discover how they hold power over you. We will also look at how your team creates value and how this value flows through the organization. This will help you become aware of the political environment you’ve landed in.
Finally, we will look at Your Team And Your Process. We will walk through an idealized agile development process, and compare it against your reality. This will help you do a SWOT analysis and identify new opportunities to get your team to a higher level.
By the end of the course, you’ll be well on your way to make your CTO honeymoon period a resounding success.
Are you interested? You get lifelong access to all content, and you can also download everything to your device to watch offline if you prefer.
And if you’re unhappy with the course for any reason, I’ll give you a 30-day full refund.
- Three Month Payment Plan
- $45 p/m
- Two Month Payment Plan
- $65 p/m
- One-Time Payment
If you are unhappy about your purchase, please contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
I am a blogger, investor, serial entrepreneur, and the author of 11 successful IT courses in the Udemy marketplace. My career spans over two decades during which I’ve been a Founder twice and CTO three times, and I have launched two lean startups in The Netherlands.
I became a Microsoft Certified Trainer in 2005 and started training classes in .NET development, web design, and Microsoft back-office servers. Today I use my extensive knowledge of IT to help CTO’s, architects, and other tech professionals with their leadership, communication, and technical skills.
I hold MCSA and MCSD certifications from Microsoft and am a certified Microsoft Trainer and Scrum master. I also speak fluent English, Dutch, and German.