Principles of Computational Science Project Management

I’ve done a lot of computational experiments in my days and have slowly and diligently ascended a slope of experimental mismanagement. Every project starts with an empty directory and attempts to build towards a paper, report, or presentation. Here are my thoughts on the right way to do it. Decide on a process up front and follow it When you start a project it is always just a few files, just a few scripts, and just a few collaborators.