Nothing is worse than a stuck programmer delving into the Internet, finding a bit of code to get him around a problem, embedding it into the program, and plodding on. You have no idea of the implications of quality, source, support, updates, and copyright, to say nothing of the licence fees. You can't expect new programmers to understand these issues. Finding solutions via the Internet is a black art and uses up a lot of time. It's far better that the developers tell the project manager what the problem is and for him to find, screen, and assess any potential solution. This is an excellent topic to bring up at your weekly meetings. With many people around the table, they might already know of solutions that they have used on previous occasions. Who knows, your organization might have a valid license to use it already.
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What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.