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Questions about organizing tasks or assigning responsibilities for tasks.

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How to break up a programming project into tasks for other developers?

I have recently joined a development project and was suddenly given the job of lead developer. My primary responsibility is to break up the programming part of the project into tasks, give these tasks ...
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Categorize tasks/bugs by risk of changes

The project I'm currently working on has an issue: bugs and tasks are often assigned to people who are too new or too inexperienced and their work ends up producing more bugs down the road. The ...
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Using an issue tracker as a single programmer [closed]

If this is tl;dr, scroll down to "The Question" Why this is not a duplicate: The linked question talks about version control (which I have), a one step build script (which I have) and to "have an ...
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How can I convince my client that the task was complex and the time I took is fair?

I am the single programmer working on a website handling both frontend and backend. Recently in my task list I have to provide a social news feed (activities among friends) which should summarize ...
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How can I introduce QA and break it into parts for various people?

I was recently asked how to do this, specifically: How to introduce QA into an organization? How to break up QA into parts that others can do ? How to prioritize what needs QA? How to determine what ...
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How can I help myself focus on a project when there is a more fun one I can work on? [duplicate]

I suffer from adult ADHD. Sometimes I get bored with projects or work items assigned to me at work because they aren't particularly interesting. I end up inventing more interesting work and working on ...
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Simple task framework - building software from reusable pieces

I'm writing a web service with several APIs, and they will be sharing some of the implementation code. In order not to copy-paste, I would like to ideally implement each API call as a series of tasks, ...
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How to organize projects in Redmine? [closed]

I deployed a Redmine installation yesterday and today I try to fill it with some relevant data. One issue I came across is the organization of projects itself. While I took a look at how Redmine ...
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As a junior programmer, how do I quickly make changes to large unfamiliar software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips or techniques to use when you don’t know how to code something? I recently graduated on a Computing course, and luckily got a job as a junior programmer. Now, I ...
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Should I fix small issues or let them go? [closed]

I ran into the following issue where a keyboard shortcut I was used to was no longer working in Ubuntu. That's just an example. For programming, this kinds of thing happens a lot, but it also happens ...
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How come project managers stand above even team leaders? [closed]

As I have started working for bigger companies, project managers started creeping into the organizational structure. I'm having a hard time understanding why these people are ranked higher even than ...
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Task ownership with Wordpress - CSS - Designer or Developer?

We have a dispute regarding who owns which tasks when it comes to the CSS on our live site. Our designer argues that he is not responsible to log-in to word press and modify the css or use ftp for ...
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Scrum: How to work on one story at a time

I was nominated as scrum master in a new formed scrum team. We have already done some sprints. In the beginning I tried to make my team to work on one story at a time. But it didn't work. My team had ...
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Which tools do you use to manage your todo list?

I would like to optimize the way I manage my todo list. My tasks are, for a large part, related to C++ coding but also include readings, presentations, research... Lately I discovered the @todo ...
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Getting overwhelmed after starting a new project

I started a project (a Windows based timetable program that helps you stay organised with your subjects and assignments). The problem is that I'm not sure how I should manage this project and what ...
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What is an effective way to organize tasks for a new project?

Is there a practical solution to organizing the initial tasks for a new project? To elaborate, imagine the features/stories/goals are laid out for a project. How might one go about organizing those ...
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Maintaining Organization When Designing Software

I've been trying for years to come up with a good way to organize the massive amounts of notes and material I generate when designing, coding, and testing software. My desk is usually overflowing with ...
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Project managers: Do you encourage any sort of task division between morning and afternoon?

I haven't read about this anywhere, but here are my thoughts: programming is inherently intellectually hard. I remember reading in Code Complete something that stuck with me: the author pushing and ...
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How to deal with changes that need further testing while working on another test?

TDD means to test before you start writing production code. So I start writing a test for MyClass called MyClassTest. It fails and I start to implement the wanted functionality in MyClass. During the ...