IS480 Team wiki: 2010T1 Little Green Dot
We are a team of six members that established Little Green Dot. Each of the team members come from diverse backgrounds which bring about unique characteristics and varying skill sets to the group. Since the team was founded, we have forged a strong working relationship and developed complementary working capabilities which will drive the team to great heights. We strive for excellence in achieving maximal stakeholder satisfaction by being the little green dots on an empty page which offers creative solutions for system implementations.
Cabinet of the Little Green Dot
|Project Manager||Samantha Sheila Silver Rajoofirstname.lastname@example.org||She ensures that the deliverables of the project are met by tracking the milestones of the project and monitoring the progress of the various tasks. She is responsible for driving the work through the process to accomplish the project objectives. The project manager role works closely with the Development Manager in order to facilitate the smooth execution of the project.|
|Development Manager||Jacqueline LIM Jie Tingemail@example.com||Her main job scope will be to lead the development of the system. She will determine the technical specifications and engineer the process of our software development. She will rectify the technical risk that is identified by the system analyst. She will also work closely with the Design Architect to ensure that our end product will meet the requirements of our stakeholders.|
|Design Architect||LEE Jian Haofirstname.lastname@example.org||He acts as the architect for the design of the system to ensure smooth integration. He is responsible for converting the requirements into an architectural design that will become the solution blueprint for the system.|
|System Analyst||Cynthia LEE Miao Songemail@example.com||The main role of the System Analyst is to perform system testing identifying the inherent risk that might be associated with the system upon implementation. She has the responsibility of analysing the system such that the software development process performs its intended purpose.|
|Subject Expert/Public Relations Director||Cedric CHUA Ming Jianfirstname.lastname@example.org||The subject matter expert first forges a good working relationship with the stakeholders. He will establish a deep understanding of the project requirements and translate the information of what needs to be built to the Development manager. His role as a Public Relation Director is to act as a “middleman” to bridge the gap between the stakeholders and developers such that they can come to a compromise with regards to the project requirement.|
|Graphic Designer||WAN Hui Yiemail@example.com||She will be responsible for solving visual communication problem by designing the layouts and interface items such as menus and button for the application. Interactive design will be created to attract and grab the attention of the intended user.|
Little Green Dot is about offering innovative and creative solutions for successful system implementations.
We strive to achieve excellence in attaining maximal stakeholder's satisfaction by ensuring that we fulfill their requirements.
Besides successfully delivering our project requirements, we would like to lay the framework to building a bridge between SMU and our stakeholders.
|Role||Name||Position Held in Organization||Project Involvement|
|Project Sponsor||Ms Koh Lian Chee||SIS Faculty Member||Initiator of project. Monitoring project development.|
|Technical Support and Advisory Staff||Ms Susan Ngeow||Assistant Director of Operations, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital||Provide technical and operational advise|
|Client||Dr Michael Wong Tack Keong||Director of Health For Life Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital||Oversee current process. Provide user requirements and feedback for the application.|
|Supervisor||Mr Ng Tock Soon||SIS Faculty Member||Advises and supervises the team|
June 3, 2010 - Thursday
Finally, a few of our team members met up with our client at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital together with Prof Lian Chee. The rest of the members were busy doing their internship and could not be excused for the morning. However, the 3 hours spent in the hospital meeting the client was rather informative. In just 3 short hours, we learned about the basic structure of how the hospital operates. We were also given a short tour around the newly constructed hospital.
During the evening, we met up with the rest of our teammates and briefed them on what was being discussed in the morning. After receiving the entire requirement from our client, our team started on our 1st brainstorming session. Before the session ended, our project leader split all of us into 2 teams based on our internship location and split the workload in preparation for the 1st proposal!
June 10, 2010 - Thursday
Things were on track! wehee!!! Everyone remembered the deadlines and sent their respective parts to our leader . After the proposal was compiled, we set up another meeting with our client to ensure that the proposal we have done is synchronized with their requirement. Fortunately, our proposal just needed slight changes. After ending the meeting with our client, we found a nice comfortable bench and spent another 20 mins discussing about the changes to be made.
Later in the week, we met to discuss on the prototype that we were going to build. Hope that everyone is feeling excited about the project! “Little Green Dot” Please take care of your health! It is not easy to juggle FYP and Internship but we can do it ! See you next week!
June 12, 2010 - Saturday
The proposal deadline is nearing~~ After the meeting with the client few days back, we decided to meet up again to compile and go through the proposal. Our agenda also includes finalizing the information to be put into our wiki page as well as discussing the prototype that we will be presenting to the client at the end of the month. Our client has requested for the project details to be kept confidential and so the team decided to submit a document which includes all the information that were supposed to be in wiki to our Professor and Supervisor. The team was worried if it’s alright to be submitting an extra document but nevertheless, we felt this was the best way to present our project details to the Professor and Supervisor. Our team did not give up despite facing the challenge! YAHOOOOO!! But we’ll definitely do our best come what may. Let’s hope that everything will go smoothly after submission! :DDD
In order to give our client an idea of our planned system for them, our team has decided to do up a “mini” prototype and present it to them during the meeting at the end of the month. So, the team decided on which is the main function of the system and to build that up in our prototype. Time is tight, so we only gave ourselves a week to do up the prototype and meeting again next week to test and brainstorm on other sections of the project.
June 26, 2010 - Saturday
A week has passed since the proposal submission deadline. The team has been wondering if the proposal was alright. But, we’re progressing no matter what! *determined* The team met up again to have a first trial of the prototype and to discuss our promotional materials of the system – which is so-called the other sections of the project. We came up with all sorts of ideas – from videos to puppet show to”dolling-up” of laptop to posters. Eventually we have decided to do a promotional video and the decoration of laptop plus posters. Alright, we’re all geared up now! Finally brainstormed on all sections of the project and hopefully, the presentation to the client will go smoothly. The team shall meet up once to finalize everything before presenting them to the client. GO GO LITTLE GREEN DOTS!!!
July 1, 2010 - Thursday
Had a fruitful week! We managed came up with lots of ideas for our project. All the dots had spent their week busy brainstorming new ideas to further improve our project and although the dots' energy and brain juice were all depleted, we were happy with our ideas and cannot wait to present it to our client.
We also managed to meet up with our supervisor this week. We presented to him our journey so far and he was pleased that we were on track. He also gave us some valuable suggestion on how to further improves our ideas and pointed out some of the holes that we didn't manage to see.
We added in his suggestion in our proposal and filled up the holes that we missed. The Little Green Dot is all ready to impress our client with our presentation/proposal/demo.
Time to rest and charge up our dots energy....Dots out!