IS480 Midterm Wiki
- 1 Project Progress Summary
- 2 Project Management
- 3 Quality of product
- 4 Reflection
Project Progress Summary
Place your Midterm slides link and deployed site link here
For proposal, please see Requrements at the Project Deliverables. This will help us understand your scope. Note wiki policy here.
This page should NOT be too long. It should link to other pages in the IS480 team wiki. Do not repeat the proposal or other wiki information here. However, keep a snapshot of the midterm state. Highlight changes since project acceptance.
Describe the project progress briefly here. Have the project continued as planned? If not, is the team confident to complete? This is a crossroad for the team to make a decision. Proceed with confident or file an incomplete.
What unexpected events occurred?
- Team members too busy with other work
- List of requirement changes
- CRUD items replaced with CU/Sync/Archive items
- Business analytics replaced with iPad client
- Took 8 weeks to learn Ruby on Rails
Provide more details about the status, schedule and the scope of the project. Describe the complexity of the project.
Highlight changes to modules, the completion status (implemented, user testing done, client approved, deployed, etc), the confidence level (0-1 where 0 is no confident of getting it done, 1 is 100% confident in getting it done) and comments (who has been assigned to do it, new scope, removed scoped, etc). Please use a table format to summarize with links to function details.
|Task/function/features, etc||Status||Confident Level (0-1)||Comment|
|Customer CRUD||Fully deployed and tested 100%||1||Fiona|
|Trend Analytic||25%||0.9||Ben is researching analytic algoritms|
Project Schedule (Plan Vs Actual):
Compare the project plan during acceptance with the actual work done at this point. Briefly describe a summary here. Everything went as plan, everything has changed and the team is working on a new project with new sponsors or the supervisor is missing. A good source for this section comes from the project weekly report.
Provide a comparison of the plan and actual schedule. Has the project scope expanded or reduced? You can use the table below or your own gantt charts.
|1||Customer CRUD||1 Sept 2010||25 Aug 2010||Fiona took the Sales CRUD as well.|
|Trend Analytic||1 Sept 2010||15 Sept 2010||Ben is too busy and pushed iteration 1 back|
|2||User tutorial||1 Oct 2010||Removed proposed by Ben|
|Psycho analysis||1 Oct 2010||New module proposed by sponsor|
Summary of analysis for the metrics collected. You may refer to another page for the details about the metrics and how it is collected.
Update the proposal assumptions and risks. Describe what you learn from the risk update and mitigation steps taken.
|Sponsor want to use Joomla instead of Drupal||High||High||Team evaluating Joomla to write an impact analysis report|
|Sponsor deployment machine approval and support||High||Medium (now it is low)||Use UPL machine|
Be sure to prioritize the risks.
Describe and list the technical complexity of your project in order of highest complexity first. For example, deploying on iPhone using Objective-C, customizing Drupal with own database, quick search for shortest flight path, database structure, etc.
Quality of product
Provide more details about the quality of your work. For example, you designed a flexible configurable system using XML.config files, uses Strategy Design Pattern to allow plugging in different strategy, implement a regular expression parser to map a flexible formula editor, etc.
There should be some evidence of work in progress.
|Project Management||Minutes||Sponsor weeks -10 -5 3 7 Supervisor weeks -2 3 5 7|
|Requirements||Story cards||CRUD Customer, Trend Analytic|
|System Sequence Diagram||client, server|
|Business Process Diagram||Here|
|Screen Shots||CRUD Customer, Trend Analysis|
|Design||ER Diagram||1, 2, 3|
|Class Diagram||1, 2, 3|
|Testing||User test plan||instructions|
Not all parts of the deliverables are necessary but the evidence should be convincing of the progress. Try to include design deliverables that shows the quality of your project.
In an iterative approach, ready to use system should be available (deployed) for client and instructions to access the system described here (user name). If necessary, provide a deployment diagram link.
Describe the testing done on your system. For example, the number of user testing, tester profile, test cases, survey results, issue tracker, bug reports, etc.
In this section, describe what have the team learn? Be brief. Sometimes, the client writes a report to feedback on the system; this sponsor report can be included or linked from here.
Any training and lesson learn? What are the take-away so far? It would be very convincing if the knowledge is share at the wiki knowledge base and linked here.
Benjamin Gan Reflection:
You may include individual reflection if that make sense at this point. The team is uncooperative and did not follow my instructions.