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Its mainly to aid my development. Every now and then I get random finance guys telling me "oh we should do xxx or yyy" when we're already discussed it, then sometimes in some meetings people just suggest random features, worst part is, I never have a proper way of adding the extra features for extra charges because my so called spec earlier was just nothing but a summary! Basically I have most problems Joel Spolsky mentions in his article when you don't write a spec.
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+1 thanks for your reply. yep. I did read all 4 parts of Joels article. What about the whole screenie process, would I just create dummy (plain looking) pages and forms first? So that I know what I need to write? Or do I start writing?
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+1 funny how your question summarizes in some sense part of the web programming world.
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hah! lol ... actually its more like the managers just hate the bank, they bicth about it a lot. They're friendly with me, but they feel like its never going to happen or they have better things to do and they waste a lot of my time, but I can't really get myself to tell them anything.
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thanks so much! Perhaps my question was a little hazy but you read right through it. What do you think about teambox? Any more ideas on how I could get them to decided on features quick, instead of me us just rambling forever about it!
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Hmm thanks! Yes, I learnt that the hard way with an older project. I do have a contract! I does have a 16 page description of features etc. But, just weeks after the contract itself, some features were really deduced to be useless and other more important things appeared now without which the system cannot work for them! I just want to convince them that they NEED to be part of this, I can't read their minds!
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