Targets in a one man developer team?
When you are the only developer on a new startup, how do you think the project management should move forward. Because I am the only person with a technical background I am really the only person who is monitoring my progress. I'm not a slacker and would really like to enforce some kind of accountability and target based expectations on myself, but I don't know how this is really possible?
The new start up has other team members, but at the moment their role is purely supervisional and advice based (when it comes to the software development).
I'm concerned with finding techniques to accelerate my development. The industry that the software is designed for is seasonal so timeframes are of importance.
- Maybe I should consider using software?
In response to the first answer, I see that I should provide more information to my question. This is the situation.
- I am going to continue to be the only developer for the forseeable future and I will be working on this start up for several years.
- The project will see me develop software which will be used as a service.
- The service will care to the needs of many clients
- The "needs" of these clients is where the other people in the team comes in. They have been operating in this industry for many years.
- We have already done several months of design and brainstorming
- I have been developing for about 7 weeks now, and will hope to have a core prototype'd demo product in about 7 more weeks.