8 questions set successful entrepreneurs apart from unsuccessful ones
This article is meant to get a buy-in from entrepreneurs community to hire a system architect before hiring rest of the engineering team. Unlike software business, construction business requires an architect before first brick is laid. Is that right though to not have a system architect in software business?
Entrepreneurs who are usually in a hurry to go to market end up with unmanageable software system that becomes expensive to build, maintain and sell beyond a few early customers.
Entrepreneurs who ask these questions for their business are more likely to have better control over their business than the ones who don't:
- Do we understand the exhaustive set of skills for which we are hiring?
- Do we need coders or programmers or architects?
- Do we need DevOps engineer or a FullStack engineer or a Software Engineer?
- What would the software release cycle look like?
- What would be the "cycle time" to process feature request from product owners?
- What would be the "cycle time" to fix defects?
- How would we measure the effectiveness of the engineering team?
Please give me 50 👏s if you completely agree with the list of questions Or give me a decreasing number of claps decreasing with the degree of your disagreement. Also, please suggest more questions in your comments under the article.