Early/seed stage startup with successful round, the biggest problem is our advisor/board member! He’s very hands-on and overall a great critic in improving our product but he has the MOST RIDICULOUS schedules in the world. Things that would take a seasoned developer months to build, is reduced to a 7 day turnover on top of our normal production schedule. It’s gotten to the point that my team is burning out and exhausted sick, we have to keep a fully stocked med kit and my CTO is verging on a nervous breakdown.
How do we pushback without offending him? He’s genuninely helpful and gives great feedback, without him we wouldn’t have managed to develop so quickly. On the other hand he doesn’t seem to understand the order of magnitude he’s asking for and it’s beginning to cause everyone to crack.