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I ___ a (software) project from concept to implementation.

"___" here refers to being solely responsible for all phases of the SDLC process for this project.

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    Could you tell us why words such as "led" and "managed" don't work for this? Jun 7 '20 at 8:03
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    If you didn't lead then maybe you should edit your question so that it doesn't ask about leading.
    – nnnnnn
    Jun 7 '20 at 10:04
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    Resumes usually say designed and executed the project. Mentioning the one-person aspect says it was a small project. Jun 7 '20 at 12:49
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    Similar to the comment that asks why led and managed are not acceptable, why is I was solely responsible for a (software) project, which is already used in the question itself, not acceptable? I can't imagine any single word being more idiomatic or comprehensive than that phrase. Jun 7 '20 at 13:57
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    @HotLicks I don't think so, as its not technical enough, not addressing a coding/scripting issue. Jun 7 '20 at 16:42
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How about spearheaded? From M-W:

spearhead: to serve as leader or leading element of

Your example:

I spearheaded a (software) project from concept to implementation.

Spearhead is commonly used in management circles, as is champion, although I can't find a definition of the latter consistent with my experience.

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  • Thank you. I think this portrays what I want to convey clearly.
    – Gh0sT
    Jun 7 '20 at 19:06
  • Spearhead implies the presence of spear, which is why the definition you've quoted is about being a leader, so I don't think it's the right word to describe a case where an entire project was completed by a single person.
    – nnnnnn
    Jun 8 '20 at 3:45
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How about self-executed or self-managed? Alternatively, individually executed or individually managed.

You might also consider throwing in the word "solo", as in

I self-executed a solo (software) project from concept to implementation.

or

I self-managed a solo (software) project from concept to implementation.

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I individually executed a solo (software) project from concept to implementation.

or

I individually managed a solo (software) project from concept to implementation.

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How about oversaw or oversee? This would describe your role in either a solo or group project.

I was tasked to oversee (software) project from concept to implementation.

I oversaw (software) project from concept to implementation.

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    To me, "oversee" heavily implies the management role as opposed to the individual contributor role.
    – user888379
    Jun 7 '20 at 14:47
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I piloted a (software) project from concept to implementation.

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  • I think it's a good suggestion, but consistent with the expectations for answers on this site, could you provide a definition from a dictionary and a couple of examples of sentences where the verb pilot is used in this way? You may want to visit the site's Help Center to read about good ELU answers. Jun 7 '20 at 15:35
  • Thank you for acknowledging my suggestion. An example sentence from a dictionary would be: “the lead rider piloted the rest of the team“ from here: merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/piloted
    – sharken
    Jun 7 '20 at 15:51
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The word for transforming a software project is “refactoring”, except that makes little sense with your examples. Maybe you want to change the title of the question.

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