6
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5answers
605 views

How to deal with management staff (company owner) that downplays the impact of specs changes?

I work in a small web development company (3 programmers) for a while. During the last year the company had hard times (less projects) and a few co-workers were fired, including our Production ...
0
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1answer
142 views

How can I work with my partner from far away? [closed]

I'm currently having a newly started app company with a friend of mine. He's quite good at programming, and if I had to put him up against my own level, I'd say he would be right below it. Right now ...
12
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3answers
873 views

How can we unify business goals and technical goals?

Some background I work at a small startup: 4 devs, 1 designer, and 2 non-technical co-founders, one who provides funding, and the other who handles day-to-day management and sales. Our company ...
6
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1answer
798 views

What to do when the lead programmer is doing almost zero work? [closed]

I am currently working on a project with a small dev team. The problem is that the lead programmer is "working remotely", and does virtually no work. We have missed every deadline, and at this rate we ...
0
votes
2answers
107 views

Dealing with Upgrade Lists [closed]

I'm curious to how others deal with upgrade lists and feature suggestions for developments (ie popular community driven websites) At the moment, when a user makes a suggestions for an ...
12
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8answers
729 views

How can be get sure that we're not implementing micromanagement in the field of software development?

As I got the feedback of developers about scrum methodology in this question, on whether it turns active developers into passive developers or not, I encountered the word micromanagement. However, ...
53
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18answers
3k views

Completing a project successfully despite hostile management? [closed]

I work for a subsidiary of a large world wide company. This was not a subsidiary from the beginning, it was a company bought by the larger company. We seem to be heading toward a death march and I'm ...
22
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11answers
2k views

How much pressure should programmers be under?

I have been blessed with an amazing workplace and my colleagues are really understanding.. However this is my first programming "gig" and i know some people aren't so lucky, Especially those who run ...
7
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4answers
309 views

How much time do you need in between large projects?

You've launched a large project at work, something that's been in progress and taken up large chunks of your life for more than 6 months. The post-launch triage is over. Tech support isn't calling you ...
13
votes
6answers
663 views

What is the best way to bring a new programmer up to speed on a project?

When you add a programmer to a project with a large code base, what is the best way to get them involved right away? Do you give them formal training in the code base or let them figure it out ...