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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.

Project Highlights:

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
  • etc.

Be brief.

Project Management

Provide more details about the status, schedule and the scope of the project. Describe the complexity of the project.

Project Status:

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.

Iterations Planned Actual Comments
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

Project Metrics:

Summary of analysis for the metrics collected. You may refer to another page for the details about the metrics and how it is collected.

Project Risks:

Update the proposal assumptions and risks. Describe what you learn from the risk update and mitigation steps taken.

Risk Probability Impact Mitigation
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.

Technical Complexity:

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.

Intermediate Deliverables:

There should be some evidence of work in progress.

Stage Specification Modules
Project Management Minutes Sponsor weeks -10 -5 3 7 Supervisor weeks -2 3 5 7
Metrics Bug metrics
Requirements Story cards CRUD Customer, Trend Analytic
Analysis Use case overall
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.

Deployment:

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.

Testing:

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.

Reflection

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.

Team Reflection:

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.