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Questions tagged [task]

Task here is a synonym for activity in Project Management, or individual day to day work.

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Name of this pattern

I create an object that holds the status of a job. The job has many stages, some concurrent. Worker threads constantly monitor the status object to see if it's ready for the next stage to begin, if it ...
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Shared Development Tasks for Agile User Stories

My team is going to be using Visual Studio Team Services for an upcoming project. The Agile tools let me organize User Stories and Tasks hierarchically like this: Epic > Feature > User Story > Task/...
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How can we effectively manage software projects without killing creativity?

I am convinced that software development is essentially a creative process. I also believe that this is the case for all levels, from architecture to coding. What makes me think so? To put it very ...
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How can agile be applied to applications involving complex processing?

Most of the literature on agile seems to be biased towards CRUD type business applications where the user is pretty much aware of what is going on behind the scenes. (That's fine because most of the ...
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What techniques can be used to clearly define the scope of a development task or work package?

Most people agree that it is a good thing to split a software development project into many small tasks each of which can be implemented within a few hours. But the finer the granularity, the more ...
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Solve Synchronization

I want to solve Synchronization with a Message Queue In the wikipedia page of message queue, I read: Most messaging systems support both the publisher/subscriber and message queue models in their ...
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Are there any challenges with self-selecting/volunteering/signing up for agile tickets/tasks? [closed]

As a common practice followed by agile team members using agile methods(scrum, kanban etc), they volunteers/sign-up/pick-up/self-select tasks from the backlog using Jira/Trello/etc. What I am ...
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When is it safe to use Monitor (lock) with Task?

In a multi-threaded environment, we must consider concurrent access to writable resources. A common approach is to use Monitor or its shorthand form lock. Task is at a different abstraction level ...
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Calling multiple async services in parallel

I have few async REST services which are not dependent on each other. That is while "awaiting" a response from Service1, I can call Service2, Service3 and so on. For example, refer below code: var ...
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Get service data of future iterations

I have a doubt with threading data service calls within a foreach loop. Here it goes: Say you need to request data from a service and then process that data, for this example, let's say data request ...
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In a polled interface, is it okay for an object representing hardware to start a task responsible for the polling?

I am a hardware/test engineer currently writing a C# application for a device that does not have any event/interrupt mechanisms. Because of this I am forced to poll the device's internal control ...
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How to have TFS automatically add certain tasks to new work items?

We use TFS at my workplace to manage our source code and track development. Whenever we have a bug or work to do, we always have to do the following two tasks as a minimum: Test the work, or decide ...
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Accessing shared data without blocking in TPL

I am writing a class that contains data. It exposes methods that allow to query the data, while the data is also being updated from an external source (web service, for example). All the methods ...
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Need an example of a real backlog task or how elaborate must it be? [closed]

I'd like to know whether a task must be self contained. Our tasks mostly contain a couple of sentences. To understand what you are to do you should: Read the requirements document for several ...
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How do you deal with being behind on a task? [closed]

I have a question for you guys. Say, you're given a task as an item in a product backlog. Say, you have a deliverable that's due the following day. If you're behind on the task compared to when you ...
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What happens differently when you add a task Asynchronously on GAE?

Google's doc on async tasks assumes knowledge of the difference between regular and asynchronously added tasks. add_async(task, transactional=False, rpc=None) Asynchronously add a Task or a list ...
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A 'task' system which has an ending, to get ready for next task

I want to make a system, so that there are certain tasks. For example, let's talk about a game. I want to make it so there are 100+ tasks doing different things, but when the player's magic level is 5,...
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Task Planning on an Agile Team

At the beginning of each sprint our team will pull in a handful of user stories and then, one by one, write slightly more detailed tasks for them as well as assign specific hours to each task. ...
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What defines “software developer” role

I am a junior software developer and I have been working for a company less than a year. While I always thought being a software developer means to develop software and CODE something, my tasks are ...
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What should I do when my project manager does not care about implementation details?

My project manager, when providing requirements for specific tasks, does not care about the implementation details. Although he has a programming background and has some knowledge of the MVC framework,...
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Who should define, assign, implement, and follow the tasks in Scrum?

Roles in scrum are Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Scrum Team. A user story should also break down into smaller pieces called tasks. A task seems to have four phases, namely, definition, assignment, ...