I just talked to my supervisor (my initiative) about my project and
told him what I had recently finished, where I am, and where I was
thinking about going, etc. Recently, I have not talked to him (nor he
to I) about the project for a long time; over a month. Every day, I
fill out progress reports, and he stamps those once he’s looked at
them. He’s been very busy, recently with a promotion and the beginning
of a new fiscal year, so those have not been stamped for over two
months. I just wanted to provide him with an update
so as he could adjust my present direction, if he felt appropriate.
Well, it’s time for me to start making “lots of very detailed
documentation,” apparently. Joy!
Actually, contrary to the stereotype, this programmer doesn’t really
mind doing documentation. I’m just a little surprised I got this much
time to do it! Glad, but surprised, none-the-less. This gives me a
bit more than a month. I’ll probably need it, too. I try to do
documentation in parallel, as that’s the easiest/best way, but it’s
more orientated for myself. I am told that my supervisor will continue
this project after I leave, so I have to write for him. It’s kind of
overwhelming. I don’t really know where to start.
*stares blankly at screen*
Damn, now that thing that I was in the middle of doing seems like a huge task to finish.