The CEO in the small startup encouraged me to work on the valuable and interesting project the company needs but asked to discuss it with CTO first because "he worked on that on the past". I really want to get this project but have some concerns that CTO may not be equally supportive - it is taking over his former project that he did not finished (regardless of the reason) and there are other people in the company after this project (once it has been taken away from me before I even started, I do not know who and why decided, that I see now is a hope to get the project back to me). The startup is small enough (just few people) so that all members of it have complete understanding of all technical details. I have prepared a short document/presentation that should convinced I have many useful ideas on how to implement the technical side.
I have at least four options:
- Approach the CTO directly and and attempt to talk. This would be the most direct approach but he may end the conversation with some vague "I do not think this is a good idea" before me presenting all arguments.
- Write E-mail. This would allow to attach the presentation. While the CTO may still opt not to read, this seems less likely.
- Call for presentation involving CEO and CTO and draw the proposal on the desk board.
- Simply start working on the kind of assigned task. Present when I already have some demonstrable results.
Anything else? I really want this project and I am sure I can do it well.