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Making user stories and operational duties

I'm looking for some advice on how to navigate the choppy waters of DevOps/SCRUM with in a team. Background: A team is very operational and has 3 products and 2 engineers, 1 Product Owner, 1 Manager (...
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Temporal logic as a programming language paradigm?

So I'm aware there's some degree of timing-based logic in existing programming languages, like threads and the sleep() function (and derivatives thereof), as well as events / delegates. However, I was ...
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How do you track what you and your team are working on day-to-day?

I'm struggling with how to keep track of what myself and people on my team actually do each day. I get a good broad picture by going over completed cards each week and stand-ups help a bit, but I feel ...
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Using commit messages for time tracking

Some products can parse a special syntax in commit messages to extract additional data, such at time tracking information: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/FISHEYE/Using+smart+commits To me, ...
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Tracking unpaid voluntary effort in open source projects

I am curious if any open source project actually tracked effort by a measure like self-reported hours put by unpaid voluntary coders. Do they? How? Why? I don't care for cost estimations functions of ...
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Unit testing time-bound code

I'm currently working on an application that does a lot of time-bound operations. That is, based on long now = System.currentTimeMillis();, and combined with an scheduler, it will calculate periods of ...
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Performance analysis of C++ programs [closed]

How can I measure the performance of my C++ programs using C++? Specific metrics I want to measure are: Memory used (space) Duration taken (time)
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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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Time Tracking - Best method?

I'm looking to track the time it takes users to traverse through a few forms I have on a website. My old thought was to use something like jQuery to poll the server updating the time spent on a page, ...
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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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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 to ...
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Is it normal for a company to have programmers on such a rigid schedule? [closed]

So I've been working at this job for a couple of months. I'm a little frustrated because I do my best work from 2 to 7. In previous jobs, I've come in at 9:30-10:00 and leave at 7. Some companies ...
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Tracking hours on a project

Other than the following, are there any helpful (to programmers) reasons to track hours/time on a project down to the "accurate number of hours per week" level? Reasons: Beneficial to see how ...
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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 ...
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What personal process can I employ at a non-software based company? [closed]

What is the best way for a developer to track his/her hours at work, if no framework exists at that firm which would avoid any complications with internal classified information being stored on a ...
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What is a good time/task tracking software to use when consulting? [closed]

I am looking for time tracking software to use as an individual consulting on multiple projects at once. The projects I work on are billable to different clients. Some clients are billed on an ...
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tracking time for personal projects [closed]

Does everyone track time spent on personal projects? I feel that it is valuable to know how much time (and potential money) has been put into a hobby. I am currently using harvest to track time.
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Is time tracking required for web based/service industries? [closed]

I work in the web development industry and we implement a time tracking system to log our time (Project/time/comment). In the beginning of a project, we create a contract, and decide upon a price ...
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Hard-copy approaches to time tracking

I have a problem: I suck at tracking time-on-task for specific feature/defects/etc while coding them. I tend to jump between tasks a fair bit (partly due to the inherit juggling required by ...
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