I am in sticky situation where I need advice on whether to accept or decline a freelance project.
I have been a approached by another coworker to development on a project. He explained to me how the application would work and what work is required to to be done.
The coworker wants the application developed so he can sell the services to various businesses including the company were we both work . A few weeks later my supervisor asked me to manage the technical development portion of a project to create an application that is intended to solve the same problem that co worker's application is to solve.
I initial assume that this type of work is not within my normal duties, which is why I considered to work on my coworker's application.
So far I have not made any agreements ,signed any contracts or accept any payment for the work on the coworkers application. The only work don so far is gathering requirements.
Based on this situation everything tells me to decline the coworkers project and focus on the project given to me at work.
What steps should I take to ensure there will be no conflict with my employer?