I am a newbie mediocre developer/freelancer working with Angular-NodeJS/MongoDB projects.

What I want to do is create a team and work on bigger and better projects, but my problem is that I don't know how to break the project down into the task/sprints and dividing them between other Front/Back-end developers?

I don't even know how to exactly separate MVC parts of the project?

But I'm here to know, what is the concept/subject that I am looking for? (What I mean is, when searching, what keywords to use?)

And also I want to know if there are any good free videos/books to learn it?

  • How you break down the project into WBS is generally going to be found in any guidance on developing a WBS but a great deal will depend on where you fall between waterfall and agile. "any good/free" is intrinsically subjective and a shopping question. While I'm very sympathetic to the desire, I'm concerned that this question falls in the Let's go shopping anti-pattern. I think it can be fixed - can you break out specific questions that you need help researching?
    – MCW
    Feb 13, 2020 at 13:42
  • @MarkC.Wallace: Thank you for remark. What I am looking for is to find a road map/big picture of software project management and a good starting point(free video course like what there are on coursera,etc/book) to learn in a practical manner. Feb 13, 2020 at 13:54
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    That is, unfortunately, a shopping question.
    – MCW
    Feb 13, 2020 at 14:05
  • I also found this specialization tha helped me to learn and understand more about how to break down projects to specific tasks: coursera.org/specializations/software-design-architecture Feb 14, 2020 at 11:30

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I am a software project manager. When I started my journey in project management career, I took this course in course. It was really helpful to build the foundation for Sprints, dividing the work etc: "Software Processes and Agile Practices". Additionally you can search on keywords: Agile planning, Scrum Master, Software process.

Some tools to learn that help in planning out the work : Microsoft Project, RALLY.

Hope this helps.


Personally, I think that Project Management is a skill that one is born with, and can improve with studying and experience.

If you haven't a clue where to start, I'd be worried that you're going to become a newbie mediocre project manager.

But, if you feel you have the Project Management skills; you "feel" you know how to get things done, then go ahead and good luck.
If you're not sure, you can read about my ideas about Project Management on my blog - the End Game.

If you're sure that Project Management is your next career, then start by Googling "intro to project management" and see which articles and blogs make sense to you.

On the video tab you will find almost a million videos on the subject.

You can then narrow your searches to intro to scrum or intro to agile or whatever techniques you decide you want to use.

Good luck!

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