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Use the TCR Assessment Framework to assess the health of your technical organization.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

– Account Management and Company Communications
– Source Control Management (SCM)
– Domain Registration
– DNS
– Web/Application/API Servers
– Database
– SSL Certificates
– Code Signing Certificates
– Patents
– Copyrights
– Trademarks
– Proprietary Data/Information
– Other Trade Secrets
– Partnerships, Relationships, and Market Position
– Ownership
– Open Source Elements and Licensed Technology
– Pre-existing Technology

ROLE COVERAGE

– CTO /Architect
– Developers(s), Engineer(s), and Programmer(s)
– DBA/Database Designer/Data Scientist
– Quality Assurance
– Infrastructure, Operations, and System
– Administration/DevOps
– Capacity Planner
– Product/Project Manager
– User Experience (UX) and Design
– Editorial/Copywriting
– Customer Service/Support

TECHNOLOGY

– Back-end Hardware/Software Architecture
– Scaling the Front-end and Back-end
– Data Dependency Management
– Scheduled Processes/Tasks
– Caching and Load Balancing
– 3rd-Party Integrations
– Reporting, Analytics, and Marketing/Business
– Development Tools
– DNS, VPN, and Network Management
– Hosting/Delivery Platform and Configuration
– Monitoring, Performance, and Alarms
– Build and Deployment Processes
– Standardized Development Environment
– Technology Stack, Operating System, and Platform
– Dependencies
– Hardware and Software Configuration, Source Code, and Data Backups
– Security and Compliance
– Focus and Expertise

PROCESS

– Product Management and Product Roadmap
– Financial Planning
– Product Requirements Process
– Product Owner Sign-Off
– Project Management and Planning Processes
– Schedule Predictability
– Progress Tracking
– QA and Defect Tracking (new releases)
– Product Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
– Incident and Problem Management
– Knowledge Management
– Onboarding/Training Program
– Design and Coding Standards
– Specifications and Diagrams for Features
– Architectural Standards
– Data Flows and Schemas
– UX/UI Specifications

CULTURE

– Productivity
– Retention & Acquisition
– Confidence in Management
– Refactoring
– Bloaters
– Object-Orientation Abusers
– Change Preventers
– Dispensables
– Couplers
– Software Development Antipatterns
– Software Architecture Antipatterns