Welcome, Fellow Voyager
Welcome! I'm Eric Weiss. I've spent the last 15 years building technology products from every angle. I've been a developer, architect, project manager, product manager, and CTO. I've helped dozens of companies, from fledgling startups to Fortune 100 companies, improve their process and productivity by implementing agile development principles and user-centered design. If you are a new venture looking for traction, a growing startup trying to scale, or a mature company working to optimize performance, I can help you level up.
If you would like to learn more about my model of product development, head over to my Articles page, or watch one of my Talks. If you would like to setup a free consultation and see how I can help you scale your business, Contact Me!
The foundation of agile development is based on reflection and continuous improvement. We observe and analyze your entire development process, and guide you to become tightly integrated, transparent, and flexible. We help lower the overhead, and increase the focus on delivering value.
From the very beginning, we want to ensure we are building solutions for real problems. With our User-Centered Design engagement, we establish tight feedback loops with your target customers, and collaboratively build solutions to their most critical pains. We take you from concept to MVP, increasing fidelity on what works, and discarding what doesn't.
In this strategic engagement, we amplify the customer voice, develop a sophisticated model for feature prioritization based on strategic goals and business drivers, and develop data-driven systems for validating results. This engagement will ensure you are working on the right things at the right time.
Developing a simple, intuitive, and elegant user experience is what separates the great applications from the junk. We perform a complete teardown and map of your entire UX flow, then refine it to ensure there is a clear path to success, with minimal work and cognitive load.
FRACTIONAL CTO / CPO
A true strategic technology leader is incredibly rare. Many CEOs outsource development, or hire developers to lead their team who may not have leadership or strategic capabilities. With a virtual CTO / CPO, you can have world-class technology leadership within your budget.
A robust business intelligence program is critical to ensure your leaders are making truth-based decisions. We start by defining the critical questions driving the business, then we develop the information architecture, integrations, and visualizations to deliver accurate, timely answers and insights.
"Eric took a 360-degree look at our product development, software development, QA, DevOps and change management processes. The engagement included discovery (e.g. review of existing documentation and artifacts), in-person interviews, online survey, analysis of existing processes, detailed findings, recommendations, as well as an executive briefing. I was very impressed with both the breadth and depth of the questions posed to the team, as well as the actionable insights gained from the effort.
I would absolutely recommend Eric to anyone or any company looking for software development methodology guidance. Eric is well rounded, intelligent and highly experienced in the field. He was able to come in to a rather large engineering team, and quickly establish a non-threatening environment in order to collect open and honest feedback. That feedback and his recommendations have been extremely valuable to me as an engineering VP."
"I founded a tech startup with no tech experience, and I was struggling with an offshore development team. I needed a technology pro and strong advocate on the team, so we hired Eric Weiss as our fractional CTO. He helped us find a great development shop, managed the product development process, and is helping us prepare to raise our first seed round and build a solid in-house dev team.
Eric has a unique background in that he has experience at Fortune 100 companies as well as small tech startups. He is very good at organizing and leading the strategic direction, while mapping out the business plan ahead, yet being nimble enough to get things done and understand the necessary startup metrics for success. Eric has a deep understanding of various technologies and programming languages and he is committed to the industry. Hire Eric if you want to be successful."
Founder and CEO
HEALTHCARE SAAS COMPANY
"When we brought Eric on board, we were having challenges with our outsourced development team and our standardization of processes. Eric quickly implemented coding standards and processes that improved the stability of our platform and reliability of our releases. He helped us implement a strong development process that improved quality, transparency, and our ability to hit our release targets. He connected us with a team of architecture experts that helped us scale the platform to manage our growth. I would recommend Eric to any CEO who is struggling with their ability to execute on their product vision."