My problem is simple: I am the only software developer in an organization trying to start organizing projects for me. Management directors don't care and ignore EVERYTHING about corporate governance or project management. I only present some documentation to cover my back but I know they don't read anything I've sent.
I want to have a template for my project, a simple workflow to follow for small software projects.
I've read some books which talks about: "Calculating the communication channels", "Calculating the critical paths", "Cost estimating", "Quality policies", etc. and I have nothing against these good practices, but I'm alone and I have to minimize my time investment, specially when I have people asking for immediate results.
Is there some simple project management steps or workflow (must-have) for lonely developers? (I don't need a software, just a generic template).
For example: Computer Repair with Diagnostic Flowcharts is a book which contains workflows for typical simple problems with computers. Is there something like that for PM and specifically for my scenario?