IS480 Team wiki: 2010T1 eNable
- 1 Project Overview
- 2 Stakeholders
- 3 Project Management
- 4 Go To
Whom are we working for?
Our team is working for a non-profit organization, named Friends of The Disabled Society (FDS). FDS establishes programs that brings a bridge between the able bodies and disabled friends together with the help from members and well-wishers. Among those programs, the Skills Enrichment Program, which our project's focus is on, currently conducts training to advance the skills and creativity of the disabled friends in handicraft and jewelry making.
Regarding the Skills Enrichment Program, FDS currently has a shopping website hosted on a blog only. The problem comes in as this blog is not designed for disabled friends; so, they have to go through multiple steps just to upload one product. Moreover, the current website cannot assist FDS in processing orders, managing products and generating reports. With all these limitations and more, the potential collaboration between the customers and disabled people is hindered.
Our team believes that applications that involve interactions with disabled friends should be more effective than this while being kept simple. Thus, we are determined to come up with a proper and professional e-commerce system that comes together with a simple, tidy and easy-to-manage back-end interface especially designed for the disabled friends. This system will also be well equipped with all the functions that are necessary and useful for the users. The detailed functions each user can do with the application can be seen in Use Cases section below.
Here, you can see what each user can do with our system. In the use cases, you will see circles of different colors.
- White Circles: As-is functions from OpenCart with very minor modifications made
- Green Circles: Functions with major modifications made
- Yellow Circles: Brand new functions
- Ms. S Roogmanny (Executive Director, Friends of Disabled Society)
- Mr. Joel Chiang (IT Manager, Jweeb Solutions Group)
Our team will use SCRUM project management framework.
Product Backlog serves as a primary document for the client and the team to look into the list of all the functionalities that are to be implemented. The functionalities are listed in order of their priority.
Sprint Backlog is a subset of Product Backlog containing a detailed breakdown of functionalities into tasks for each of the sprints.
Here, you can see our Planned Schedule and Actual Schedule of the whole project. As all the sprints have a fixed length of 15 days, any scope or requirement change throughout the project did not have an impact on the start date or end date of the sprints. It only affected the iterations. The changes in dates and additional tasks added are highlighted in red in the Actual Schedule. The comparison of the two schedules over time can also be seen on our Midterm Wiki and Final Wiki pages.
Roles & Responsibilities
|- Plan meeting agenda and milestones|
- Make sure the team is on the right track and in progress
|- Translate clients' requirements into functionalities|
- Integrate frontend design and backend logic
|- Track and prioritize bugs|
- Develop test plans to ensure a smooth application
|- Create designs for user interface|
|- Create and maintain the server and system database|
The risks specific to our project at the initial state are as follows:
|Risks||Likelihood||Impact||Risk Level||Mitigation Plans|
|Lack of experiences in php resulting a delay during application development||Moderate||High||High||Do research on php and help each other to be more familiar with it in a shorter period of time|
|No prior knowledge of OpenCart||High||High||High||Allocate some time to familiarize with the new system|
|Look and feel of the application does not meet the end users’ needs||Moderate||Moderate||Moderate||Perform UAT with the real end users and gather feedback to ensure a design that appeals to them|
|Maintenance of the system by the client||High||Low||Moderate||Schedule some trainings for the client/admin of the system at the end of the project|
To make sure that our project quality is kept at its best and that the application built meets the client's expectations, we will perform a number of User Acceptance Tests with the client and real end users throughout the project. Moreover, we will also use Schedule Metric and Bug Metric to track the team's productivity and quality of work done.