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3answers
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How should I log time spent on multiple tasks?

In Joel's blog on evidence based scheduling he suggests making estimates based on the smallest unit of work and logging extra work back to the original task. The problem I'm now experiencing is that ...
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8answers
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How can we plan projects realistically while accounting for support issues?

We're having a problem at work: we're trying to schedule work so that we can assess time scales and get deadline dates. The problem is that it's difficult to plan for a project without knowing ...
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2answers
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How do you track your progress in a project?

Here's the type of situation that I've been struggling with, and I'm certainly not the first: Project has a budget based on the estimated time to develop the solution Deadline to turn project over ...
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13answers
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Encouraging software engineers to track time

How can I encourage my coworkers to track the time they spend resolving issues and implementing features? We have software to do this, but they just don't enter the numbers. I want the team to get ...