I am a software engineer of 7+ years of experience and working in a application in which I am the only resource. My reporting manager is busy with other work and on daily basis we have very little communication, only once or twice a day. He just tells me verbally what changes he needs or forwards some email to me provide by the clients to look into an issue.
I want to know how to give a effective daily reporting to the manger which gives him a clear idea of how honestly and sincerely I have worked the entire day to fulfil his requirement.
For example, he says "I am forwarding a email and you need to do custom pagination in the entire application as per the mail shared by client". When we meet in the evening how should I tell him what I have done for the entire day.
- Should it include minute details, such as I had done changes in this this stored procedure for this this reason and on this web page I had implemented this code?
- Should it be very broad such as I had completed paging implemntation in this pages and now I will start to work on that page?
How should I structure the report of daily work in such a way that makes my reporting very clear without going too minute or too broad details?