For the success of a software project, the developers need not be management graduates or time management gurus rather they can follow simple management tricks to make things easier.
Reporting of task status to the clients may not be an interesting part for the developers, but it’s a crucial part of the software development lifecycle. It helps in ensuring that project development is running on time.
It is better to avoid new work rather than stacking tasks. Delayed projects are not welcomed anywhere and by anyone.