What does a fractional CTO do?

A fractional CTO (fCTO) works alongside the Head of Engineering, CTO, or VP of Engineering. The fCTO provides guidance and support to the engineering leader and their team. An fCTO works with a team on a part-time basis, from a few hours per month to as much as a few days per week. They focus on one or a few areas of improvement. This involves working with the engineering leader, and other engineering managers, and offering support in places where they need it most. Their involvement might be purely advisory, or more hands on, leading a project or initiative.