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Key

ColorRepresents
 Client / User / Supervisor Interactions
 Progress Updates / Risk Assessments
 Integration and Testing
 Architectural Reviews
 Presentations




[ Oct-03 ] : Progress Update / Risk Assessment

Agenda

  • Assess project schedule and risks


Decisions

# Item Details
01 Text-to-Speech issue on the server has been solved Installing a virtual sound-card on our team server allowed the Text-to-Speech engine to function
02 Development is going according to plan, team is comfortable with the pace. UAT at IRRI Singapore HQ has shown us that we're on the right track
03 Team is comfortable with the risks managed. Mitigation strategies are working, and no risks are identified at the moment.




[ Oct-10 ] : Integration and Testing

Agenda

  • Deploy and integrate updated system components (from Iteration 4) on team server
  • Contribute via IVR, advanced data source management for analytics

Tasks

# Item Details In-Charge Deadline Status
01 IVR Enable voice contribution

Enable text contribution

IVR Team 12 Oct 2010 Completed
02 KN Update features and overall interface KN Team 12 Oct 2010 Completed
03 DA Enable customizable chart creation

Enable dynamic data sources

DA Team 12 Oct 2010 Completed




[ Oct-13 ] : Functional Testing with IRRI #2 (at NUS)

Agenda

  • Demonstrate and discuss improved features and functionality
  • Seek feedback on functional requirements and usability
  • Discuss integration possibilities of Intellicrops with IRRI's Cereal Knowledge Bank and Nutrient Management System


Learning Points

# Item Details
01 IVR
  • Impressive that the system runs on skype
  • Possible to port Nutrient Management over to skype
  • Might be difficult and complex for farmers and extension workers to use, though might resolve illiteracy issue
  • Voice is very bland and difficult to understand
  • Loses emphasis on certain words in the sentence
  • Recorded voice might be better
02 CKB
  • Good tagging mechanism
03 DA
  • Data analytics could prove very useful for IRRI's technical team
  • Might even be useful for extension workers if some analysis can be done for them
  • Data analytics can test out IVR performance




[ Oct-14 ] : System Review

Agenda

  • Discuss if any changes are necessary to support possible future needs


Decisions

# Item Details
01 Risk review No new risks identified. Current risks are managed and minimized.




[ Oct-17 ] : Integration and Testing

Agenda

  • Deploy and integrate updated system components (from Iteration 5) on team server
  • Changes based on consultation, advanced CMS browsing


Tasks

# Item Details In-Charge Deadline Status
01 IVR Scaled down the length of the options being read out by the synthesized

Improved option texts so that users can reach the fact sheets faster

IVR Team 19 Oct 2010 Completed
02 KN Improve KN browsing and interface KN Team 19 Oct 2010 Completed
03 DA Updating graph configurations and interface codes DA Team 19 Oct 2010 Completed




[ Oct-17 ] : Progress Update / Risk Assessment

Agenda

  • Review project progress, integration and testing
  • Craft usability tests


Decisions

# Item Details
01 Team is comfortable with risks managed. Adoption of open-source technologies has paid off, and the architecture has been stable in the face of the various requirements tweaks.
02 Analytics team is ready for upcoming iteration. Team has taken the initiative to explore the required technologies in advanced, e.g. JSON, jQuery, jqPlot..
03 Upcoming Usability Tests should
  • be focused on usability & discoverability of functionality
  • model real-life task goals
  • be unassisted as far as possible


Tasks

# Item Details In-Charge Deadline Status
01 Create usability tests Each of the user facing functions - IVR, Analytics, Knowledge Navigator Respective Teams 19 Oct 2010 Completed




[ Oct-23 ] : Integration and Testing

Agenda

  • Deploy and integrate updated system components (from Iteration 6) on team server
  • Transcribing interface, advanced chart configuration interface


Tasks

# Item Details In-Charge Deadline Status
01 IVR Improving voice and options for UAT IVR Team 24 Oct 2010 Completed
02 KN Improving interface for UAT KN Team 24 Oct 2010 Completed
03 DA Enabling clustered columns graph configuration for UAT DA Team 24 Oct 2010 Completed




[ Oct-24 ] : Usability Test #1

Agenda

  • Testing IVR Functionality
  • Testing Knowledge Navigator Functionality
  • Testing Data Analytics Functionality


Details

  • 30 Testers
  • Mixed background
  • Mainly non technical personnels




[ Oct-26 ] : Review Usability Test #1 Results

Learning Points

# Item Details
01 IVR
  • 22/30 Completed
  • System does not prompt user to press hex key
  • Unable to repeat options and return to main menu
  • Synthesized voice difficult to catch and muffled
02 KN
  • 26/30 Completed
  • Firefox browser bug
  • Texts too chunky
03 DA
  • 28/30 Completed
  • Labels and values are difficult to understand
  • UI not intuitive


Tasks

# Item Details In-Charge Deadline Status
01 IVR
  • Enable system to prompt user to enter hex key
  • Create options to repeat options and return to main menu
  • Slow down synthesized voice, add additional punctuation and accentuations
IVR Team 30 Oct 2010 Completed
02 KN
  • Resolve Firefox browser bug
  • Add paragraphs and breaks to texts
KN Team 30 Oct 2010 Completed
03 DA
  • Add descriptions and descriptive pictures to show examples
  • Enable graph previews before graph creation
  • Improve user interface
DA Team 30 Oct 2010 Completed




[ Oct-26 ] : Meeting with Project Supervisor

Agenda

  • Demonstrate and review features and functionality so far
  • Review project pitch
  • Review focus of the project


Learning Points

# Item Details
01 Features and Functionality
  • Impressive at all the multiple technologies
  • Ensure that the status of deployment is put across clearly
  • No outstanding issues regarding technical aspects of the project
02 Pitch and Focus
  • Be sure of the focus
  • Be certain of IRRI's role in our project, and put it across during presentations
03 Other matters
  • Schedule on time
  • Possible risks planned for and mitigated
  • No further outstanding issues.




[ Oct-31 ] : Progress Update / Risk Assessment

Agenda

  • Review project progress, integration and testing
  • Prepare for Remote Testing by IRRI


Decisions

# Item Details
01 Team analyzed system architecture and upcoming iterations for potential risks No additional risks identified. Current risks are under control.
02 Remote Testing by IRRI
  • Create feature sheet to explain the ideas behind the project
  • Create screencasts to demonstrate the features


Tasks

# Item Details In-Charge Deadline Status
01 Review functional and usability tests Each of the user facing functions - IVR, Analytics, Knowledge Navigator Respective Teams 01 Nov 2010 Completed