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Non software projects managed with scrum - any help? [closed]

I'm about to start working on a non software project, it is for a NGO (non-governmental organization), and it is something I'm going to do in my free time. It is for the JCI organization. I ...
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Programmer Timeliness vs Effort [closed]

The engineering team I am on has a very laid back approach to work hours. People come in at 6am and at 11am, and work until things are done when necessary. Engineers will routinely work very late, on ...
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How can a non-technical person learn to write a spec for small projects?

How can a non-technical person learn to write specs for small projects? A friend of mine is trying to outsource some development on a statistics project. In particular, he does a lot of work in ...
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How popular is ITIL in the rest of the world?

I am sorry if this question is not 100% Programming wise, I just didn't know where to ask. Consider yourself lucky if you don't know what ITIL is. You can understand from my tone I don't like it - I ...
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How to be productive as an infrequent programmer?

My current day job is mostly project management and client liaison work, but I sometimes get involved in actual coding. I do this either because I have a clear vision of what I want the result to look ...
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programmer meta skills [closed]

I used to think that my ability to create clever algorithms or my comfort with the languages I work in would determine my success as a programmer, but after a dose of real world development, I ...
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How can I give a good presentation to important, non-technical stakeholders?

At the end of the month, I have to give a presentation on a software project that I've been working on by myself that will basically decide whether or not I will get a full-time job at the company I'm ...
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Can non-IT people handle a wiki?

My company is looking to improve their market research data management. Current data management style: "Hey Jimbo, where's that picture of our WhatZit 2.0? "yeah I remember that email about that ...
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My first job in a dev team - what should my priorities be?

I just landed my dream job - working in a big (famous) company as a frontend web developer. I've never even worked in a proper dev team before - the last 4 years since I started learning web dev I've ...
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How do you explain NP-Completeness/Unsolvability to a non-technical supervisor? [closed]

You fix problems. You can do the impossible. Co-workers come to you with a wide range of questions and problems they want you to solve; which can usually be done with some simple custom program or ...
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Business person turned into coder? How and why? Inspire the non-technical

I graduated with a Business degree. Two years later, I finally realized the power of programming - the power to "invent." I wish I realized this in high school. Nevertheless, I tried to self-teach ...
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What non-technical skills do I need? [closed]

Apart from: being strong technically being able to communicate effectively What are the most important formal / informal skills required to really shine as a developer? (Naturally, I struggle ...
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Best way to relate code smells to a non technical audience? [closed]

I have been asked to present examples of code issues that were found during a code review. My audience is mostly non-technical and I want to try to express the issues in such a way that I convey the ...