and maintainer of:
As you can read from my previous journal entry I have a lot on my table, since I am finishing stuff for to other developers.
Well, the last week has been close to a living hell. I had to put 4 applications into production.
This success rate has been somewhat limited, but at least I have gotten some things out of the way.
I found this amusing and concerning, but good thing to have a project manager like that. The deployment got halted due to security issues, these have been clarified and I am in the process of getting the application ready for deployment, but I want to have it tested first, with the security measures in place, this has proven more difficult than expected
Confused - I implement these the alterations, test and get things rolling. Concerned that the decision and orders given in relation to the application seem to not be agreed on by all parties, I guess even the smallest of projects should have a project manager, just to keep things in the clear, since everybody where just pointing fingers in the end.
I guess unit-tests should be done even for small things and I would have implemented these if I was not so damn stressed by the amount of work. The problem with stress and workload is that it also screws with your focus and you start making mistakes.
Anyway this totally back-fired and these people showed up at my desk every 30 minutes asking for stuff. At some point I mailed them and asked them to explain the problems they wanted solved instead of letting the describe the solutions - these people are new, they have no knowledge of what we can do and what infrastructure is in place, so they just make up sh*t and expect other to make it work - after some days they choose a complete workaround, so now they do not bother me so much anymore, but the solution is not good from a web site perspective and I still believe that this organization branch and introduction of new stuff is a bad idea, the online team should have had these assignment and some more people instead of introcing an extra platform which require different skills.
At the same time I am working on other projects in the startup phase and these are also taking time
I have attempted to deliver estimates and descriptions upfront, but somehow I got too involved in the architectural aspects, which is a problem since the online parts and very small. But in the project meetings people where discussing insignificant details so I have to do something, yes I journaled about this earlier, my plan is now to get out of those projects with my specifications in place so we can implement the stuff we want to and base this on something sane.
Man, I need a holiday soon...