The Chief Product Office and the Chief Technical Officer share a highway that lays out their respective road maps. They need to be thinking at least 2 steps ahead from both the product, and the technology perspective. The CTO needs to deeply understand the product roadmap to lay out the technical roadmap to get there, and the CPO needs to deeply understand the technical road map to leverage every opportunity that it provides. Neither one should ever come up short waiting for the other. They are linked and supporting each other just in time. Nothing overspent and sitting in inventory burning shelf life. And no surprises. Perfectly timed and synchronized together.