19
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6answers
3k views

How should I remember why and what was I doing on a project 3 months back?

I was working on this project 3 months back, and then suddenly another urgent project appeared and I was asked to shift my attention there. Now, from tomorrow I'll be heading back to my old project ...
1
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1answer
152 views

As an lone, Agile (PXP/PSP) developer what is the proper structure for a formal project post-mortem? [closed]

Question: As an lone, Agile (PXP/PSP) developer what is the proper structure for a formal project post-mortem? Scenario I'm using a PXP methodology (which is a blend of extreme programming and the ...
2
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1answer
269 views

What is the best way to track / record the current programming project you work on? [duplicate]

I have been in this problem for long time and I want to know how it's done in real / big companies project? Suppose I have the project to build a website. Now I divide the project into sub tasks and ...
2
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0answers
42 views

How to document legacy code (shell scripts)? [duplicate]

I got involved into a project where we are taking over a bunch of legacy code. Code is basically shell scripts and PL/SQL packages/procedures/functions. There is no documentation how the code works ...
2
votes
1answer
557 views

How to protect yourself as DevLead from political management games [closed]

As a developer/DevLead you've got your focus on developing software and you may be quite good in it. Developers are, however, in my observation often not so good at playing political games. This ...
7
votes
4answers
3k views

How to document a project which is already developed?

I would like to know what options are available for documenting a project which has already been developed, as the developers who worked on didn't write even a single page of documentation. The ...
1
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2answers
4k views

Deliverables in a software development project

Following a standard framework of project management, for a software development project we will provide deliverables (documents and software) at the end of each month : My question is: From May ...
11
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7answers
500 views

Documentation degrading - how to deal with it?

Important: we have no issues whatsoever with source code documentation. This belongs to regular code audit and is kept up to date. Our problem is with developers documentation (or, "external" if you ...
7
votes
4answers
14k views

What is an “implementation plan”?

I was recently given the task of creating an implementation plan document. When I asked for an example of one that I could look at, I was told to look at the Project Plan that had already been created ...
6
votes
1answer
138 views

How to change documentation expectations from “risk management” to a “project risk”

We are trying to introduce some agile concepts to the business folks but one of our biggest hurdles is their expectations for documentation - the quantity, the authorship/ownership of the documents, ...
12
votes
6answers
5k views

Software to organize and maintain project documentation, specification? [closed]

I'm looking for software to organize and maintain projects internal documentation, specification, requirements, etc. Currently we store all documentation as lots of MS Word DOC files in a source ...
9
votes
8answers
450 views

Moving from one man project to team project in the future. What should I be doing now in preparation and what can wait?

To elaborate I am interested in knowing what people think you need to put in place while still a one man project (team source control, documentation, builds etc) and what things don't need to be done ...
12
votes
5answers
1k views

What are the deliverables to give to the client for a web application ?

I have completed a web application which is basically developed in PHP and is just another regular web application. Usually when I deliver the final production release I just handover the code ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How do I write a software product definition?

I would like to learn how to write a software product definition. Therefore I am looking for online materials or books which would help me to learn more about this topic. I would like to learn, for ...
5
votes
1answer
345 views

How do you define a project for a web developer?

I am primarily a web designer, and a very rookie web developer. Say I have a comprehensive web app I want developed through a freelancer on Odesk.com What is the best way to effectively communicate ...
2
votes
2answers
922 views

Is there a software development methodology that is best suited for iPhone Development?

Which project management and software development methodology is best suited for iPhone Development? Are there any documentation templates available which documents an iPhone Development project?
4
votes
3answers
13k views

What are the things you put on an impact analysis document?

So you're fixing bugs, then you encountered one that could affect other modules of the software product. Your data is not enough to support your claim about the effects of the fix and you were asked ...
2
votes
2answers
720 views

Best way to manage minutes of meeting

What is the best way of managing minutes of meeting on daily bases ? Do we have to manage the documents in a repository like VSS or it can be maintained in a excel sheet itself. Kindly share your ...
8
votes
3answers
497 views

using a wiki for requirements

I'm looking into ways of improving requirements management. Currently, we have a Word document published on a Web site. Unfortunately, we cannot (to my knowledge) look at changes from one revision ...
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2answers
330 views

how can we improve documentation of project

We are planning to develop a database api for our project. I want to know how can we improve our documentation. The Current Structure of a document is : Introduction : Database Objects :List Each ...
8
votes
5answers
853 views

How useful are function points?

How useful is it to measure function points? We use function points at my new job. I've heard of function points but haven't had any training or experience... but I don't have much confidence in ...
10
votes
5answers
2k views

Project Proposal templates/requirements [closed]

When drafting a project proposal, do you use any standard template? What features/information should be included? What is nice to have included? What sort of boiler plate information should I shove ...